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 Modern Foreign Languages Pedagogy Review.
The Resource Portal holds classroom materials as well as resources detailing the underlying research-based principles, including
- structured, sequenced vocabulary lists;
- vocabulary, grammar and phonics materials;
- example schemes of work ensuring segmentation and sequencing;
- activities to promote meaningful practice and use;
- lists of recommended resources;
- and digital games for grammar learning (appropriate for pupils in both (upper) primary and secondary school)
NCELP resources are mostly confined to pedagogy for the three main languages that are currently taught in most English state schools: French, German, and Spanish. However, many of the principles and ideas underpinning the activities will be applicable to other languages.
The Resource Portal is developed by the National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy (NCELP) an initiative funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and co-managed by The University of York and The Cam Academy Trust.