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Nuffield Early Language Intervention Early Years Excellence Award finalist

Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI)

Improves children’s oral language skills and supports reading comprehension

Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI)

Improves children’s oral language skills and supports reading comprehension

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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.
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Series contains:

  • 2 Teacher Books
  • 2 Flashcards Sets
  • Ted puppet
  • Professional Development provided by specialist training consultancy Elklan

Find out more about Nuffield Early Language Intervention

Case study (film)

Hear how this Early Lanaguage Intervention programme has transformed teaching & pupils early language skills within Carmountside Primary Academy School

2 mins

Nuffield Foundation

Nuffield Early Language Intervention

Read about Nuffield and the background to the programme

Elklan Training

Professional Development provided by experts

Education Endowment Foundation

Find out more about the EEF efficacy trial

Download exemplar flash card sample

See an exemplar flash card

Download Teacher's Handbook sample

See sample pages from the Teacher's Handbook

Useful information

Download an overview (PDF) on Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF)

See our brief information sheet on SSIF and how you can apply

Press release

Oxford University Press becoming the new publishing partner for the Nuffield Foundation's Nuffield Early Language Intervention programme

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