The Academic Word List was developed by Averil Coxhead at Victoria University in New Zealand to help students with their tertiary studies. It consists of 570 headwords and is divided into 10 sublists. It is especially useful for non-native English speaking students studying in higher education.
So how can you encourage your students to learn these words? One of the best methods is to use Quizlet to gamify the challenge. All you have to do is just put all these words in Quizlet. Well actually, you don’t. Because a teacher called Oliver 14 has done it for you. Really well. He has included the word along with a definition and a context sentence for that particular definition of the word. For example:
Quizlet adds the pronunciation and creates these activities:
To find the full set of AWL quizlets from Oliver 14, just go to Quizlet, insert Oliver14 inro the search box and enter the term AWL in the filter box in the top right corner. You should soon be able to select this: