As an English teacher, I want to be able to quickly identify words in a given text that are NOT on the General Service List (GSL) or the Academic Word List (AWL). This will help me understand which words my students might have trouble with. What are some efficient options for doing this?

  • This question and your answer would probably work better on English Language Learners
    – Mitch
    Nov 24, 2021 at 22:40
  • Almost any program that accepts a list of "stop words" (i.e, words that should be ignored) would pick out only the words not on any list supplied them. Nov 28, 2021 at 20:33
  • @JohnLawler Can you suggest a program that uses stop words? That would also be very useful for me
    – kandyman
    Nov 28, 2021 at 23:20

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I found a tool that does this well: EAP Foundation Vocabulary profiler.

  • Wow...that site is great.
    – Mitch
    Nov 30, 2021 at 15:43

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