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 introduced in an EFL Textbook on TED Talks...

Someone at Cengage publishing saw my TED Talk on the NGSL and asked if I would be willing to do a brief video introduction to the NGSL as part of a textbook series that teaches English through TED Talks. My small part was in chapter focusing on Ann Curzan's excellent talk on "What Makes a Word Real?". Fun job!