AWL – The Academic Word List Lessons

The AWL – Academic Word List was developed by Professor Averil Coxhead. Averil Coxhead is a Professor of Applied Linguistics in School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. She teaches course content on second language acquisition. Averil Coxhead has lectured in New Zealand, England, Estonia, Hungary, and Romania.

The AWL – Academic Word List is very useful to English Learners who wish to learn academic vocabulary so they can comprehend academic texts better as well as communicate more eloquently both in the school and professional settings when using academic language.

Here at we wish to help prepare English Learners for the academic settings of university and the professional world. We will share here definitions of the hundreds of head words of the families in the Academic Word List.

We will organize these academic terms in mini-lessons, each featuring 5 academic terms with several definitions and examples as well as audio for better understanding and use by Advanced Level English Learners.

AWL – Academic Word List Lessons

  1. Lesson 151 — Academic Word List: Lesson 1
  2. Lesson 152 — Academic Word List: Lesson 2
  3. Lesson 153 — Academic Word List: Lesson 3
  4. Lesson 154 — Academic Word List: Lesson 4
  5. Lesson 155 — Academic Word List: Lesson 5
  6. Lesson 156 — Academic Word List: Lesson 6
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