Dr Yen Dang’s paper on high-frequency words has been published

With a number of word lists available for teachers to choose from, teachers and students need to know which list provides the best return for learning? Four well-established lists were compared and it was found that BNC/COCA2000 (British National Corpus / Corpus of Contemporary American English 2000) and the New General Service List (New-GSL) provided the greatest lexical coverage in spoken and written corpora.

Dr Yen Dang’s article (co-written with Dr Webb and Dr Coxhead) has now been published online – please click here to view:  Evaluating lists of high-frequency words: Teachers’ and learners’ perspectives – Thi Ngoc Yen Dang, Stuart Webb, Averil Coxhead, 2022