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.

TOEIC Word List Now Available!

Today I am doing a plenary at a conference in Taiwan to debut a new word list called the TOEIC Service List, or TSL (Browne, C. & Culligan, B., 2016). The 1200 words of the TSL when learned together with the 2800 words of the NGSL offer up to 99% coverage of reading and listening passages on the TOEIC test. Like with the NGSL and NAWL, we are creating as many free online tools as possible to help teachers, students, researchers and materials writers better utilize the TSL. Visit the NGSL website to see what resources are there. Enjoy!