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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Successful NCELP research CPD day

Today we held a one-day research CPD event for NCELP Specialist Teachers (from our Lead Schools). The aims of the day were for teachers: To feel more confident about distinguishing ‘peer-reviewed’ research from other uses of the word ‘research’. To learn about some research into classroom practice, in order to begin to understand (a) the…

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Hawkes and Marsden present at National MFL (Inside Gov) Conference – 7 Oct 20

Emma Marsden and Rachel Hawkes, NCELP Director and Co-Director respectively, presented at the Inside Government National Modern Foreign Languages Conference 2020 on 7 October 2020. Emma’s keynote gave a snapshot of NCELP’s activities including CPD & resources, she highlighted the alignment between NCELP & Ofsted’s Framework, talked about making grammar matter through reading & listening…

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