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.

NAWL Course now up on free flashcard site

A big thanks to Dustin Tower at Western Illinois University who noticed that although we put up the NGSL word list on the free flashcard website, we had not yet gotten around to doing the same for NAWL word list. He took it upon himself to use all our free downloads of the list and definitions to make the effort put up the NAWL for everyone to use. Here is the link:


NAWL Course at

NAWL Course at