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NCELP

The National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy (NCELP) was set up in December 2018. We work in partnership with university researchers, teacher educators and expert practitioners, and Specialist Teachers in Leading Schools across the country acting as language hubs, to improve language curriculum design and pedagogy, leading to a higher take up and greater success at GCSE.

We are funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and co-directed by The University of York and The Cam Academy Trust.

Our substantial package of support includes professional development tools, teaching resources, and workshops, and takes forward the recommendations made in the Teaching Schools Council’s Modern Foreign Languages Pedagogy Review led by headteacher and linguist Ian Bauckham, and ensures they are achievable and effective in schools.

Our work is to:

  • Connect classroom practice and research
  • Develop pedagogy, with resources to deliver it
  • Improve intrinsic motivation and increase GCSE uptake

The NCELP has a network of language hubs — more information can be found here

You can find our more about NCELP and their free CPD offer here