Hawkes presents at ALL webinar, 12 Dec

Rachel Hawkes presented at the Association for Language Learning (ALL) London webinar held on 12 December 2020. Making practice meaningful Meaningful practice activities provide an element of language control whilst compelling students to making meaningful choices when carrying them out. The session examined the principles of task design and explored a wide range of examples…

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Successful NCELP online conference

‘An Introduction to NCELP’ – online conference held on 20 November 2020 Over 200 language teachers from all over England came together on 20 November to learn about our research-informed MFL teaching approaches and resources. Feedback from attendees “Really well organised, engaging and easy to follow with a lot of effort put in from teachers.…

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Successful NCELP research CPD day

Today we held a one-day research CPD event for NCELP Specialist Teachers (from our Lead Schools). The aims of the day were for teachers: To feel more confident about distinguishing ‘peer-reviewed’ research from other uses of the word ‘research’. To learn about some research into classroom practice, in order to begin to understand (a) the…

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Hawkes and Marsden present at National MFL (Inside Gov) Conference – 7 Oct 20

Emma Marsden and Rachel Hawkes, NCELP Director and Co-Director respectively, presented at the Inside Government National Modern Foreign Languages Conference 2020 on 7 October 2020. Emma’s keynote gave a snapshot of NCELP’s activities including CPD & resources, she highlighted the alignment between NCELP & Ofsted’s Framework, talked about making grammar matter through reading & listening…

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NCELP/Anthony present paper at JAECS

Laurence Anthony (Waseda University) and members of the NCELP team – Natalie Finlayson, Emma Marsden, Rachel Hawkes and Nick Avery – presented the paper: ‘Extending vocabulary profiling to languages other than English’ at the Japan Association for English Corpus Studies (JAECS) 46th Annual Conference, 3-4 October 2020. From the abstract: “…In this presentation, we will…

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