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.

Quizlet is a free, very well-designed vocabulary flashcard website that allows teachers to created and uploads wordlists of their choice and learners to study these words via a wide range of word learning flashcards, games and tests. Thanks to the hard work of Jeffrey Hanks , Joseph Phillips, Paul Raines and others, you can now practice and learn all of the NGSL and NAWL words via this website.

A special thanks to Paul Raines who worked so hard to offer the NGSL, NAWL and TSL on Quizlet  in so many different languages (16!). NGSL and NAWL sets appear on this page. For the TSL sets, please use the pulldown to the left or click here.

A search of Quizlet will reveal literally dozens of versions of our NGSL and NAWL lists on the site, but here are the most popular formats. Enjoy!

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New General Service List Flashcards(NGSL):

- learn the NGSL in 50 word blocks here

- learn the NGSL in 100 word blocks here

- learn the NGSL in 560 word blocks here (this matches the 5 levels of the NGSL Test making it easier to assign students to study words at the right level)

- multi-lingual versions of the NGSL from Paul Raines appear below:

NGSL English-Arabic
quizlet.com/class/3459537/
NGSL English-Chinese
quizlet.com/class/3459539/
NGSL English-German
quizlet.com/class/3459551/
NGSL English-Greek
quizlet.com/class/3459553/
NGSL English-English
quizlet.com/class/3459558/
NGSL English-French
quizlet.com/class/3459565/
NGSL English-Italian
quizlet.com/class/3459568/
NGSL English-Japanese
quizlet.com/class/3459572/
NGSL English-Korean
quizlet.com/class/3459576/
NGSL English-Dutch
quizlet.com/class/3459582/
NGSL English-Portuguese
quizlet.com/class/3459586/
NGSL English-Russian
quizlet.com/class/3459590/
NGSL English-Spanish
quizlet.com/class/3459593/
NGSL English-Swedish
quizlet.com/class/3459594/
NGSL English-Thai
quizlet.com/class/3459598/
NGSL English-Turkish
quizlet.com/class/3459601/

New Academic Word List Flashcards (NAWL):

- learn the NAWL in 50 word blocks here

- learn the NAWL in 480 word blocks here (matches the 2 levels of the NAWL Test making it easier to assign students to study words at the right level)

- multi-lingual versions of the NAWL from Paul Raines appear below:

NAWL English-Arabic
quizlet.com/class/3459500/
NAWL English-Chinese
quizlet.com/class/3459502/
NAWL English-German
quizlet.com/class/3459504/
NAWL English-Greek
quizlet.com/class/3459505/
NAWL English-English
quizlet.com/class/3459506/
NAWL English-French
quizlet.com/class/3459507/
NAWL English-Italian
quizlet.com/class/3459508/
NAWL English-Japanese
quizlet.com/class/3459510/
NAWL English-Korean
quizlet.com/class/3459512/
NAWL English-Dutch
quizlet.com/class/3459514/
NAWL English-Portuguese
quizlet.com/class/3459515/
NAWL English-Russian
quizlet.com/class/3459518/
NAWL English-Spanish
quizlet.com/class/3459520/
NAWL English-Swedish
quizlet.com/class/3459521/
NAWL English-Thai
quizlet.com/class/3459523/
NAWL English-Turkish
quizlet.com/class/3459524/