Episode 24 - The most important words to teach and learn for second language learning! w/ Jay and Dr Charlie Browne


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In this episode, Jay chats with Dr Charlie Browne who is Professor of Applied Linguistics & TESOL at Meiji Gakuin University's English Department, a top-ranked private university in Tokyo, Japan. He is a well known expert in online language learning, especially as it applies to second language vocabulary acquisition and reading skills development, and publishes widely on the topics of English education in Japan, 2nd language vocabulary acquisition and online learning. In this episode, Jay and Charlie discuss high frequency vocabulary and especially the New General Service Wordlist, or NGSL, co-created with Dr. Brent Culligan and Joseph Phillips. The NGSL of core high frequency vocabulary for students of English as a second language is a major update of Michael West’s 1953 General Service List . The NGSL provides over 92% coverage for most general English texts (the highest of any corpus-derived general English word list to date). It's a fascinating conversation on the wonders of vocabulary and how it applies to English teaching and learning.

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