Upcoming events

Emma Marsden will be giving an invited plenary about NCELP and OASIS at the Annual Chinese Teaching Conference 2019 at the Confucius Institute UCL IoE, 14th June 2019. Emma Marsden will be giving a keynote talk about NCELP at the National Association of Language Advisors annual conference, Stratford-Upon-Avon, 28th June 2019. Emma Marsden will be giving a plenary to the National Modern Foreign…

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NCELP Resource Portal launched

Today sees the launch of the NCELP Resource Portal, an open, searchable, and sustainable database for materials supporting language learning and teaching, particularly in the areas of vocabulary, phonics, grammar, meaningful practice, corrective feedback in interaction, and motivation. All NCELP resources are evidence-based and underpinned by peer-reviewed research and especially draw on the recommendations of the…

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Article in MEITS published: Making language learning make sense at NCELP

In an ariticle published on the MULTILINGUALISM: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS) website, Rachel Hawkes, Emma Marsden, Nick Avery, Rowena Kasprowicz and Robert Woore talk about NCELP’s approach to pedagogy and focus on each of the three pillars – phonics, vocabulary and grammar – and their resonance with language awareness approaches. NCELP aims to develop…

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Rachel Hawkes speaks at the ALL Language World Conference

Rachel Hawkes, co-director of NCELP, spoke at Language World, the ALL (Association for Language Learning) annual conference this weekend.  In her plenary, she focused on the recommendations of the Pedagogy Review and their relevance to the new Ofsted Framework.  Unpacking some of the core recommendations for phonics, vocabulary and grammar, she gave specific examples of NCELP’s approach…

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NCELP Phonics resource and development work

March has focused on Phonics. Intensive resource and development work in this area has produced a suggested set of SSC (Symbol-sound correspondences) and a notional order for their teaching, based on the frequency with which they occur in the language, and their relative difficulty for L1 and other proficient English speakers.  The choice of ‘source’ and…

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Emma Marsden speaks at the AAAL 2019 Conference

Emma Marsden, Director of NCELP, spoke at the AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguistics) 2019 Conference, 9-12 March 2019. In her plenary, she described and reflected on several open science initiatives being developed and used within applied linguistics, such as IRIS (Instruments for Research in Second Languages), OASIS (Open Accessible Summaries in Language Studies), the Centre for Open Science, pre-registered multi-site replication…

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First NCELP residential a success

NCELP residential 1: 1-2 February 2019 Last weekend saw the first NCELP residential, which brought together specialist teachers and researchers. Themes for the conference were phonics, vocabulary, grammar and meaningful practice, central pillars of language pedagogy. NCELP is working to bring research and practice closer together. “I really enjoyed our first HUB residential and it…

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