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National Centre fo Excellence for Language Pedagogy (NCELP)

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The National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy (NCELP, is funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and the University of York to help put into practice the recommendations of the Teaching Schools Council’s MFL Pedagogy Review in French, German and Spanish teaching across 45 secondary schools in England. The NCELP approach to pedagogy is research- and practice-informed and helps pupils establish, early in their course, a robust knowledge of basic vocabulary, grammar and the sound and spelling systems (phonics). The pedagogy then reinforces this knowledge via planned practice in meaningful activities.

The NCELP Resource Portal is a searchable database containing free research-informed and classroom-ready resources for teaching phonics, vocabulary and grammar in French, Spanish and German. You can sign up to receive a weekly bulletin of the latest materials that have been added by joining the NCELP mailing list.