NELI Whole Class

NELI Whole Class is a brand-new companion to the Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI). The programme complements and enhances NELI to support you in delivering oral language enrichment to all the children in your class as well as further boost the skills of the children who are receiving intervention. It has been developed to be used alongside NELI, delivered by a teacher to the whole class.

NELI Whole Class was developed directly as a result of the feedback from schools using the NELI Programme. While there are significant benefits to NELI, many educators wanted a way of bringing the evidence-based NELI activities into the wider classroom.

NELI Whole Class sessions follow a similar structure to the NELI sessions, with each including an introduction (3 minutes), a section on narrative or vocabulary (15 minutes) and a plenary (2 minutes). We recommend schools deliver three 20-minute Whole Class sessions per week. The programme closely follows the content of NELI, using the same six topic areas. It provides a bank of activities designed to be delivered by the teacher, with the freedom and flexibility to choose the most appropriate activities in each session.  

To learn more about NELI Whole Class, and to register your interest in the programme, please click the link below: