John Bunting, Georgia State University

Online Corpus Linguistics Tools for Teachers and Students

(Ways to Access Authentic Language)

Vocabulary and Corpus Linguistics Tools

"Phrases in English" Home

WASP Bench (lexicography tool) (user id: KSUconference, password: ksu)

MICASE ( Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English)

The Compleat Lexical Tutor

Vocabulary Tests:

The VocabProfiler:

Word Lists:


Gerry's Vocabulary Teacher ($)

Texts to use with online software:

Sample academic text

New Yorkers texts

Dictionaries and Vocabulary

A good general online dictionary | Longman's Web-based dictionary tool

Building Academic Vocabulary Skills

The AWL (Academic Word List) is a list of words created by Averil Coxhead. She found the most frequent words in a variety of academic readings, and then she created the AWL. It has 570 words, and is divided into 10 sublists: the first sublist has the most frequent academic words, while the last sublist has the least frequent academic words.

Useful websites for the AWL:

The Academic Wordlist Gapmaker by Sandra Haywood.


Academic Word List Information

Hot Potatoes (online activity builder)

Hot Potatoes homepage to download the software

Hot potatoes file 1 (save this file to dayspace and open in Hot Potatoes)

Hot potatoes file 2 (save this file to dayspace and open in Hot Potatoes)

Voice/Sound software


To save MP3 files in Windows, you need to install this additional file:
  1. Go to the LAME download page .
  2. Click on any link from the list of identical "lame-3.96.1" links.
  3. When you have finished downloading LAME, unzip it and save the file lame_enc.dll anywhere on your computer.
  4. The first time you use the "Export as MP3" command, Audacity will ask you where lame_enc.dll is saved.


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