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.

TED Talk on NGSL and NAWL Word lists


Not All Words are Created Equal…

On October 10, 2015, Dr. Browne gave a TEDx Talk titled "Not All Words are Created Equal" which explained the efficiency of the NGSL and NAWL in helping 2nd language learners forward as well as to the many free online NGSL resources we created. 

Link to the Tedx talk is here