Gaming Grammar available to all

We are delighted to announce that Gaming Grammar, our digital game designed to support foreign language grammar teaching and learning, is freely available to all as an App on Apple and Android devices as well as via web browser.   The game teaches grammar through listening and reading practice called form-meaning mapping, a research-based teaching approach…

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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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New lexical profiling tool for MFL launched

MultiLingProfiler, a lexical profiling tool for French, German and Spanish, developed by NCELP in partnership with Prof. Laurence Anthony (Waseda University) has been launched.   The tool ‘profiles’ texts to show the proportion of the 2,000 most frequent word families that are contained in them. This means that for any given text (such as a…

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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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Funding boost for modern foreign languages centre

The University of York has been awarded £1.45m of government funding to continue its work to support foreign language teaching in schools. The extension funding for the University’s National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy (NCELP) will help the centre extend the reach of its work to promote pioneering teaching and encourage more pupils to…

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New collaboration with the Oak National Academy

NCELP teachers are videoing lessons using NCELP resources that will be used by thousands of pupils every day via the Oak National Academy online website. The Oak National Academy was launched as an online service to help teachers and families access educational materials during the school closures. The Government have committed funds for this online…

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