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Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI)

Improves children’s oral language skills and supports reading comprehension

The Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI) is a 20-week programme for children in their first year of primary school who show weakness in their oral language skills and who are therefore at risk of experiencing difficulty with reading.

  • Developed by a team of academic experts and underpinned by evidence demonstrating a positive impact on children.
  • Includes professional development for teaching assistants and non-specialist teachers.
  • Comes with a comprehensive pack of resources to help with planning, teaching and assessment.

NELI is no longer available from OUP. Please visit if you wish to find out more or to purchase the NELI programme. Alternatively, please email

Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI)