About the Resource Portal

The NCELP Resource Portal is 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 our resources are informed by peer-reviewed research, fully align with the new Ofsted framework and 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

Our 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.


NCELP Schemes of Work

NCELP Schemes of Work are proposed as examples of how language knowledge and practice can be sequenced and re-visited systematically to support progression in the early stages of language development within a low exposure foreign language setting. Visit the Schemes of Work webpage for more information and key links.


Resource Portal Bulletins

To receive a weekly bulletin of the latest materials added to the NCELP Resource Portal and further information about the Centre's activities, sign up to the Mailing List.  


Associated resources

The NCELP Resource Portal is linked to two other publicly available databases: Open Accessible Summaries in Language Studies (OASIS), a searchable database of one-page, non-technical summaries of peer-reviewed research into language learning and teaching, and IRIS, a digital repository for instruments and material for research into second languages. Where possible our materials will include a link to relevant summaries and materials.




NCELP is committed to providing resources that are accessible to all. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our resources, and to meet current guidelines. If you have any concerns about the accessibility of our site and resources, please contact enquiries@ncelp.org. Visit our Accessibility page for more information.