Here's a link to a frequency-based text analyzer from Oxford.

SO THAT WE END UP WHERE WE WANT TO BE, let's keep these items continually in mind:

Every foreign language teacher here should become very familiar with the contents of the CELF and the groups in BNL..

CELF by levels alpha.xlsx -- much easier to manipulate the data.

The "standard" lists = the General Service List and the Academic Word List.

AND, to properly focus our lessons, this tool is indispensable. Here's another -- slightly different, ama


The materials here are likely to be used in [
grades 8, 9, and 10. Prep classes may do some piloting
.tick.gif] Recently changed to grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 -- w/piloting in grade 10.

We should keep in mind these questions (Paul Nation's List.pdf) -- and more importantly, their answers -- when teaching and testing vocabulary.tick.gif

AS FOR PRIOR KNOWLEDGE, consider the following: here , and
Vocabulary, frequency lists, and corpora can be fun (and sweet). Have a look at this.

Wordnik "is the most comprehensive dictionary in the known universe."

I will be adding links to the General Service List, the Academic Word List, and to various corpora as well as to tools for langauge anaylis -- all of which should guide us in selecting the vocabulary our students are expected to learn. I'll also add materials or links to materials related to Michael Lewis's work on the Lexical Approach. Teachers who studied with Hania Kryszewska this past summer are urged to contribute to the contents of this page. A good introduction to the Lexical Approach and to Corpus Linguistics.

Some links to material on the Lexical Approach courtesy of the British Council.

The Lexical Syllabus in it's entirety is available here.

Paul Nation has a level test available on-line -- very promising.star.gif
Another version of "the same" material: http://www.lextutor.ca/tests/levels/recognition/1_14k/

I think Hania used this during the Vocabulary course here last June. Can you, within 12 minutes, complete the list of the 100 most common words in English?

Here is another site suggested by Hania to search for word lists. You can use it to find words that start with, end with, or contain certain words. See the examples for more details.

Visuwords™ is an online graphical dictionary which uses Princeton University’s Wordnet, an opensource database built by university students and language researchers. It is one of the easiest tools that shows how words associate.

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