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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Rachel Hawkes presents at ALL Language World 2020

Rachel Hawkes presented “When less is definitely more: integrating planned and spontaneous target language use with content teaching” at the annual Association for Language Learning Conference in Manchester on 13 March 2020. The workshop focused on the decisions that inform teacher and student use of the target language and English in secondary foreign language classrooms.…

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NCELP launches its first assessments

NCELP has launched its first assessments, which are fully compatible with the Year 7 Schemes of Work for French, Spanish and German. The tests assess both receptive and productive language use for each strand of NCELP pedagogy (phonics, vocabulary and grammar) up to the end of Term 2.1. The assessments have been developed using Qualtrics, an…

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Successful NCELP Residential 3

Specialist teachers attended the third NCELP Residential in York on 27-28 February, developing their knowledge of KS2 Grammar, KS2 Transition, and the principles of assessment of phonics, vocabulary and grammar.  In addition they shared resources created within their hubs, discussed Schemes of Work (SOW) developments and planned the programmes for their second hub conferences, due to…

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David Shanks presents at ALL Yorkshire Series: Session 5

David Shanks presented ‘Vocabulary: What’s in a word?’ at the fifth of a series of 5 sessions for ALL (Association for Language Learning) at King Edward VII School, Sheffield today (Wednesday 26 February 2020). This final session focused on key MFL Pedagogy Review recommendations for teaching vocabulary, research-informed practice and explore the following questions: ·…

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