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 evidence-based and underpinned by peer-reviewed research, and fully align with the new Ofsted framework. We especially draw on the recommendations of the Modern Foreign Languages Pedagogy Review when creating materials.
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)
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.
Using the Resource Portal
We have a brief guide on ‘Using the Resource Portal’. We also have the following “Collections” of resources, providing an alternative to searching or browsing by the pre-set filters:
- NCELP rationales, research and guidance
- NCELP CPD (including materials from Residentials and Teacher Research Groups, as well as audio screencasts)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our Accessibility page for more information.