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  • Vocabulary

WordMine is a vocabulary course designed for busy professionals, delivered online and incorporating the latest in English instruction and internet technology. Unique course design ensures students truly learn words and how to effectively use them in context. Courses are appropriate for all English learners from beginner through advanced levels.

Course content

English for business and practical daily use

The General English (high frequency) vocabulary course helps learners master the 6,500 most commonly used English words.

Specialized vocabulary courses are available for professionals working or studying in various specialist fields – for example, Finance, Medical, and Legal. New courses are added regularly, so check with us about availability for courses in your field.

  • Adaptive entry test starts each learner at the appropriate level (General English courses only).
  • Sophisticated handling of words that are already known.
  • Spaced repetition learning system presents words for study and review at the most efficient time to ensure long-term retention.
  • Designed for busy professionals, requiring just 5-10 minutes of study per day to reach the course target of mastering at least 400 new words.
  • Flexible course terms of three to twelve months.
  • Independently tracks and monitors performance on the three most important aspects of word knowledge (meaning, written form, spoken form), promoting fluency across all three.
  • Multiple example sentences and rich audio resources.
  • Reference tool available for each word studied along with comprehensive English vocabulary resources, study tips and strategies.
  • Fully customizable test and practice test settings with the ability to test as frequently as desired and to print tests for offline practice.
  • For classes or groups: teachers or training managers can create custom word lists, even down to the order and date particular words should be studied (an ideal companion to classroom courses or existing study materials).

Study flow

  • 1.  Take level check/diagnostic test (General English courses only).
  • 2.  Cycle of Get New Words and Training: word selection based on level determined by diagnostic test or preset order/schedule.
  • 3. Function to introduce and test words on a set schedule (perfect for blended courses).
  • 4.  Progress tests (optional) for review.
          >  Learners can do practice tests whenever they like.
  • 5.  Final test (optional).
  • 6.  Print your course completion certificate.

Target audience

Anyone who wants to learn their English vocabulary efficiently, effectively and completely

Study period

Flexible course terms of 3 to 12 months.

Course list

Courses are created by selecting words from our extensive database. Custom courses can be quickly developed from lists of vocabulary specific to an industry or course of study -- even to a book or manual!

WordMine General English courses currently available include:

  • Vocabulary for General English
  • Vocabulary for Globish
  • Vocabulary for the TOEIC® Test

WordMine specialist courses currently available include:

  • Vocabulary for Accounting (with Collins COBUILD)
  • Vocabulary for Automotive Engineers (with Collins COBUILD)
  • Vocabulary for Business (Levels 1, 2, and 3) (with Collins COBUILD)
  • Vocabulary for Chemical Engineers (with Collins COBUILD)
  • Vocabulary for Electrical Engineers (with Collins COBUILD)
  • Vocabulary for Hospitality / Hotels (with Collins COBUILD)
  • Vocabulary for the Insurance Industry (with Collins COBUILD)
  • Vocabulary for Legal Purposes
  • Vocabulary for Medical Doctors
  • Vocabulary for the Pharmaceutical Industry (with Collins COBUILD)
  • Vocabulary for the Retail Industry (with Collins COBUILD)
  • Vocabulary for Extractive Engineers (with Collins COBUILD)
  • Vocabulary for the Finance Industry (with Collins COBUILD)
  • Vocabulary for Mechanical Engineers (with Collins COBUILD)
  • Vocabulary for Meetings (with Collins COBUILD)
  • Vocabulary for Negotiations (with Collins COBUILD)
  • Vocabulary for Presenting (with Collins COBUILD)
  • Vocabulary for Telephoning (with Collins COBUILD)
  • Vocabulary for Management (with Collins COBUILD)

System requirements

A PC connected to the Internet (1Mbps or higher recommended).

Microsoft OS (Windows Vista/7/8.1/10) with Internet Explorer (version 9 or 11 above) or Google Chrome or Firefox (latest versions); Mac OS X (v10.6 or above) with Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari (latest versions).

Cookies and JavaScript must be enabled.

Adobe Flash Player (latest version recommended), Adobe Reader (version 5 or above).

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