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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NCELP begins life

The new National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy (NCELP) came into being today. The Centre is funded, initially for two years, by the Department for Education (DfE) to take forward the recommendations of the Teaching School Council’s ‘Modern Foreign Languages Pedagogy Review‘. Read more: About the Centre Teaching School Council’s Modern Foreign Languages Report…

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