Who is the Oxford 3,000™ actually for?

Oxford University Press has published a blog post I’ve written.

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Oxford 3000Bjorn Candel is an EFL teacher in the UAE. In this post, he looks at how the Oxford 3,000™ – a list of the 3,000 most important words in English – can be used with EFL students.

Frequency-based vocabulary lists like the Oxford 3,000 are powerful language learning tools. In fact, they are way too powerful to stay in the hands of teachers and EFL publishers. That’s why I give each of my students the Oxford 3,000 in an Excel or Numbers file, with empty columns for definitions, example sentences, word family information, collocations etc.

Focus tool

The Oxford 3,000 is a perfect tool for focusing students on studying vocabulary. A huge amount of research and work has gone into compiling this list of vital words for learners of English, and students can take advantage of this by checking if new words they come across in a text or a…

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5 thoughts on “Who is the Oxford 3,000™ actually for?

    1. Hi Cory,

      Sorry about the delay. I replied to one comment on Wednesday, but it was not approved by the webmaster until last night UAE time, five days later. I’ll check to see if I can post a comment now.

  1. Bjorn, thanks so much for this resource and your ideas about how to use it. My advanced group could really benefit from learning with a system like this. A slight issue, however… I’ve downloaded both the numbers and excel file but am unable to open them (“The document does not have a valid format.”). Could it be that they are compatible only with the newest versions of both programs?

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