The English Words you need to know 
and The Method to learn them forever

Get FLUENT much faster, the SMART way

  • Focus on learning The 10,000 Most Frequent/Common English Words 
  • Do not waste time studying vocabulary you will almost never use
  • Use our DSQ Method to memorize the words efficiently, without tiring your brain

Discover why The Most Frequent Words are so important

  • The 1,000 MOST COMMON WORDS represent about 80% of a typical advanced text
  • The 3,000 MOST COMMON WORDS represent about 90% of a typical advanced text
  • The 5,000 MOST COMMON WORDS represent about 95% of a typical advanced text
  • The 10,000 MOST COMMON WORDS represent about 99% of a typical advanced text
    (Getting to learn these 10,000 words is the ultimate goal for many learners. In practical terms, it is almost equivalent to having the vocabulary of a native college graduate)

Build a POWERFUL VOCABULARY in record time

Allow Science to Help You

The vocabulary of 10,000 words that we offer in this website is based on the vocabulary list compiled by the well-known linguistics expert Paul Nation. For the task, he used the "British National Corpus" (BNC) and "The Corpus of Contemporary American English" (COCA).

Paul Nation's BNC-COCA list categorizes words/families of words in different bands or frequency levels: K1, K2, K3, etc. 

  • Level K1 refers to the FIRST THOUSAND most frequent words of English
  • Level K2 refers to the SECOND THOUSAND most frequent words of English
  • Level K10 refers to the TENTH THOUSAND most frequent words of English

Discover how many words you still need to learn in each level (K1 to K10):

Test your level for every K Start Studying the First Level