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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Hawkes presents at ALL webinar, 12 Dec

Rachel Hawkes presented at the Association for Language Learning (ALL) London webinar held on 12 December 2020. Making practice meaningful Meaningful practice activities provide an element of language control whilst compelling students to making meaningful choices when carrying them out. The session examined the principles of task design and explored a wide range of examples…

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NCELP is two!

Today marks the two year anniversary of the start of NCELP. In that time we have achieved: a fully open and accessible portal brimful of resources, tests, and schemes of work; hundreds of hours of professional development and presentations; suites of videoed lessons available to every child and teacher; a digital game; OASIS summaries; a lexical…

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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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