French learners rejoice! No need for an additional AWL for French

Not sure if this has been posted about before, but I thought it might be of interest to anyone learning French (like me): Here's the tl;dr: "Comparisons using parallel French and English texts indicated that the 2000 most frequent word families of French offer the reader a surprisingly high level of coverage (roughly 85%), a level that can only be achieved in English with the knowledge of the most frequent 2000 words plus the 570 AWL words. In other words, the French 2000 list seems to serve both everyday and academic purposes more effectively than its English counterpart, such that there appears to be no need for an additional AWL-like list in French to facilitate the comprehension of academic texts."

* Originally posted by josephadempsey.

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  • Awesome! that's great to know

    * Originally posted by larissa.j.deck.

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