Getting Started

What is Englicious?

  • an entirely free online library of original English language teaching resources, especially grammar 
  • closely tailored to the New 2014 UK National Curriculum
  • focused on grammar, punctuation, and spelling (GPaS, or "SPaG")
  • uses examples from natural language corpora (for more information, see About ICEBox in the upper right-hand corner)

Englicious will help students:

  • learn about English grammar in a fun way, using interactive online resources, including exercises, projects and games, all of which can be projected onto an interactive whiteboard
  • develop their literacy skills, with a focus on spelling, punctuation and writing
  • stimulate their enjoyment of (using) language, both in spoken and written form
  • enhance their confidence
  • improve their test scores, especially the Year 2 and Year 6 SPaG tests in UK schools

Englicious offers teachers:

  • a year-by-year overview of the new programmes of study and attainment targets in the 2014 UK National Curriculum
  • hundreds of fully prepared lesson plans, including everything from bite-sized starters to larger projects, for use in the classroom
  • assessments for evaluating student attainment and progress
  • a complete and rigorous overview of English grammar
  • the entire 2014 UK National Curriculum Glossary, enhanced with new terminology enabling teachers to use terminology consistently throughout the Key Stages
  • professional development materials for teachers to brush up on their own knowledge

How can I access Englicious?

  • Click on 'Create an account' in the 'User login' box on the left.
  • Create a user name and input some basic information about you and your school.
  • Check your email to activate your account.

How do I find and use Englicious materials?

  • To learn more about navigating and using the site, please click on the links in the upper right-hand corner: Finding and using materials, and Getting help.

    The Englicious team:

    Englicious is brought to you by the Survey of English Usage, a world-leading research unit at University College London, independently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities, and is part-funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, and the Economic and Physical Sciences Research Council. We also received support from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UCL and from UCL Business PLC.

    The team members are Bas Aarts, Sean Wallis, and Ellen Smith. Former team members are Dan Clayton, Jill Bowie, and Seth Mehl.

    What do teachers say about Englicious? Watch this video.

    More videos: Englicious YouTube Channel

    Comments and feedback

    Registered users can leave comments or suggestions on pages, add questions to a forum, or contact us using the form on the website.

    Englicious is a community-driven project. Feedback from teachers is particularly welcome and helps us improve the site.

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