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.

Based on your estimated level of vocabulary from the In Focus test, you can use the table below to calculate your coverage. Coverage is the percentage of words you can expect to know in an unsimplified English text

For example, if you have a total vocabulary of 1500 words, you have about 85% coverage of a general English text and 83% coverage of an academic text.

chart.jpg