New General Service List

the most important words for second language learners of English

Home to a wide range of free corpus-based word lists and tools for second language learners developed by Dr. Charles Browne, Dr. Brent Culligan and Joe Phillips.

NGSL now a part of BeeOasis ER site!

Joe Poulshock's online extensive reading site BeeOasis has now added the ability for students to systematically quiz themselves on NGSL words in 50 word blocks by frequency. Once a 50 word quiz is completed, students are sent an email which lets them know which words they missed and gives them directions on how to make flashcards for further study of those words. Nice idea!