About the Resource Portal

The LDP Resource Portal is an open and searchable database of materials supporting language learning and teaching. 

The resources are informed by peer-reviewed research, fully align with the new Ofsted framework, the new GCSE Subject Content, 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 was 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 TrustBuilding on the success of England’s first MFL Centre for Excellence, LDP continues the successful partnership between The University of York and The Cam Academy Trust to sustain our approach of strong partnership between academic research and teaching practice for translating educational research into effective classroom practice.

LDP Schemes of Work

LDP 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.

LDP Newsletter

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Associated resources

The LDP 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 ldp-project@york.ac.uk. Visit our Accessibility page for more information.