NCELP Schemes of Work (SOW) are proposed as examples of how language knowledge and practice can be sequenced and re-visited systematically to support progression in the early stages of language development within a low exposure foreign language setting.

Teaching materials and schemes of work

Research-informed and in line with the new Ofsted framework

Free and fully-resourced 3-year Key Stage 3 courses

Can be taught remotely or as a blended provision

Prepares students for the current and any future GCSE exams

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NCELP alignment with wider policy

Discover how the NCELP Schemes of Work, resources and rationales align with important policy documents and influential thinking on pedagogy including: Ofsted Early Career Framework reform, Draft GCSE Subject Content, New Ofsted Framework, Rosenshine’s ten Principles of Instruction.

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Rationales and research

Discover the rationale for our approaches to particular topics, as well as references to the research that informed our choices.

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MFL Pedagogy Review

Our schemes of work are in line with the Review of MFL Pedagogy, which drew on research into foreign language learning and teaching. 

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Introduction to the NCELP SOW

This 15-minute screencast sets out the principles and key features of the NCELP schemes of work and looks at the SOW document itself. 

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Getting into NCELP FAQs

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about getting into NCELP and using our Schemes of Work and resources.

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Support during the pandemic

We have a range of materials to support Modern Foreign Languages education for pupils both at home and in the classroom.

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Professional development

Learn more about the pedagogy with our self-access professional development materials to improve language teaching and learning.

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