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. 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
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.
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.