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.

Plenary Talk on NGSL at ELE Conference in Bangkok

Dr. Browne will do a plenary talk on the NGSL at what looks to be a very important new EFL Conference in Thailand called the Tri-ELE Conference. It is a joint collaboration among three leading ELE institutes of Thailand: Institute for English Language Education, Assumption University (AU-IELE); Faculty of Liberal Arts, Mahidol University (LAMU), and Language Institute, Thammasat University (LITU). He will be doing Featured presentations on the "The New General Service List: Celebrating 60 years of Vocabulary Learning" ( and on "New Horizons in Reading and Vocabulary: Online tools for Research, Teaching & Materials Development". Here is a link to the site: