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April 2011

New course release: "Vocabulary for General English"

  • Using the "WordMine" vocabulary learning system.
  • Well over 6000 word course.
  • Course covers the most frequent and useful words of general English.
  • A 6000 word vocabulary covers over 95% of written English and 98% of spoken English, and is the 'fluency threshold' beyond which people can guess remaining unknown words in context without a dictionary.
  • Computer adaptive diagnostic/placement test.
  • Utilizes data from the 410+ million word Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA),the largest corpus of American English currently available, and the only publicly-available corpus of American English to contain a wide array of texts from a number of genres.
  • Target audience: People who want to improve their English vocabulary.