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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.

Japanese version of free NGSL Builder iPhone app released

NGSL Builder 日本語版, the Japanese version of our free NGSL iPhone app, was just released this morning. It is a simple, spaced-repetition flashcard app that allows learners to work on the words in 100 word bands by frequency and brings to 8, the number of free flashcard apps we have for you (similar apps in English and Japanese for the old GSL and AWL word lists as well as our new NGSL and NAWL word lists). We are currently working on Android versions with a simple LMS so stay tuned! Link to app in iTunes store is here