GSL Builder


General Service List App

This application is designed to help learners and teachers make use of the highly regarded Academic Word List (AWL).

The app contains simple tools to help you download, email and organize the AWL, as well as study tools to quickly and efficiently learn the words, keep detailed record of your progress and the ability to email your progress to yourself or a teacher. AWL Builder App

Definitions are written in simple English, with part of speech, Japanese translation and pronunication of the word by a native speaker of English also given.

About the AWL: 

The Academic Word List was developed by Dr. Averil Coxhead, Professor at Victoria University of Wellington. This list of 570 words are the most frequent and most important academic words outside of the core 2000 GSL words of English (APP FOR THIS COMING VERY SOON!). Although there are more than 350,000 words in the English language knowledge of just the 2000 core words and 570 AWL words gives you an amazing 90 % coverage of words in academic texts typically used in colleges and universities.

About Intelligent Flashcards: 

The app also contains an Intelligent Wordlist Maker and Intelligent Flashcard system.

The Intelligent Wordlist Maker helps you to quickly and efficiently pick only the words you don’t know for study in the flashcard system. Rather than force you to go through the entire list at once, Intelligent Wordlist Maker guides you through the list by frequency bands, allowing you to add words little by little, just as you need them or when you have time.

Based on the well documented science of “spaced-repetition”, the Intelligent Flashcard system systematically and efficiently helps you to review the words several times over a period of a month, giving you extra time with the words that are giving you difficulty.