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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NCELP Specialist Teachers on BBC Teach

Two NCELP Specialist Teachers have been interviewed for a new series of films by BBC Teach designed to promote evidence-based best practice methods for languages teaching at KS3. MFL Teaching Aids – BBC Teach: 1. Making phonics an indispensable tool in language learning (KS3). Jenny Hopper (NCELP Specialist Teacher), Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School 2.…

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NCELP MFL homeschooling materials

We have prepared Resources Logs and Language Guides that are suitable for learners in their first couple of years of learning French, German or Spanish. Each Resources Log (Excel spreadsheet) contains links to a full two-lesson resource; individually split phonics, vocabulary and grammar resources; the quizlet vocabulary set for each week; weekly audio vocabulary learning…

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NCELP Y7 Schemes of Work Terms 1 and 2 released

NCELP Schemes of Work 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. This latest version takes on board feedback from NCELP network schools and includes Y7 Terms 1 and 2.…

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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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