Rachel Hawkes talks about Motivation at French Teachers’ Day, Institut Français

Rachel Hawkes gave a presentation at the French Teachers’ Days, Institut Français, London on Saturday 5 October 2019. In this session she briefly reviewed motivation for language learning in the UK context then, leaving aside factors beyond teachers’ control, focused on the practical pedagogy and classroom factors that teachers can influence to increase the intrinsic motivation of…

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Successful NCELP Residential

The second NCELP residential took place at the University of Oxford on 6-7 September 2019. Once again, the two day residential brought together 18 Specialist Teachers with researchers, CPD providers and resource developers. Themes for the conference were the online digital game ‘Gaming Grammar’, using and balancing the target language and English in the classroom,…

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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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