English for Academic Purposes: Vocabulary

Selecting vocabulary: Academic keyword list

In order to succeed in HE in English, you need:

  • a good general EAP vocabulary, for example:
    • Academic Keyword List

The Academic Keyword List was developed by Magali Paquot at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. It contains 930 potential academic words and phrases, i.e. words that are reasonably frequent in a wide range of academic texts but relatively uncommon in other kinds of texts (Paquot, 2010).

The word list contains: 355 nouns, 233 verbs, 180 adjectives, 87 adverbs & 75 other words.

OR in alphabetical order: Vocabulary: AKL Alphabetical