Learn The Academic Word List

Master all the words in the Academic Word List, the 570 most common academic words, and improve your IELTS Band Score. Improve your ability to understand IELTS Listening and IELTS Reading texts, and improve your IELTS Writing skills.

Created by former IELTS Examiner, Charles Cornelius

What you'll learn

  • Learn the meanings of words on the Academic Word List by looking at definitions, synonyms and example sentences
  • Understand how to use words on the Academic Word List through collocations and example sentences
  • Get a higher score in IELTS
  • Improve your IELTS Writing skills by expanding your academic vocabulary
  • Write better essays
  • Improve your reading comprehension: read more quickly and understand texts more completely


  • 15 hours on-demand video
  • Lifetime access
  • Certificate of completion


Course Summary

This course will teach you the 570 most common academic words in the English language through a combination of video presentations, downloadable worksheets and online interactive activities. You will learn the meanings of each word and its different forms, as well as example sentences, synonyms and common collocations. This will help you to understand texts and talks in the IELTS Listening and Reading Tests, and improve your vocabulary for Speaking and Writing.

Course Description

  • Do you need a high score in the IELTS Test? 
  • Are you studying, or want to study, at university?   
  • Do you want to be able to read academic texts quickly?   
  • Do you want to improve your reading comprehension?   
  • Do you want to improve your academic writing skills? e.g. essay writing and thesis writing

If so, then you need to understand the words on the Academic Word List, a list of 570 words created by language experts for people who need to read, write, speak and listen using Academic English.
This course will help you to master the Academic Word List. It uses video presentations, worksheets and activities to teach you all 570 words on the list.

  • learn word meanings 
  • hear how to clearly pronounce each word 
  • see how each word is used in example sentences
  • learn how to use the word like a native through common collocations (words that frequently go together) 
  • discover the different forms of each word 
  • get to know synonyms of each word 
  • build your own vocabulary booklet using the printable vocabulary record that comes with each video 
  • test yourself using drag and drop activities

Together, this information will help you develop a deep knowledge of each word, meaning you can understand and write academic English with ease.

Course Curriculum

IELTS Charlie

Charlie is a qualified teacher and former IELTS Examiner with 25 years' teaching experience all over the world. He has worked for some of the major English language schools including International House, IDP and The British Council.

He holds a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Bath and is a certified English language teacher. 

He is an experienced teacher trainer, and he has carried out training in English language teaching techniques to classroom teachers in several countries. 

Charlie is the author of two bestselling books and runs "IELTS Charlie", one of the most highly rated IELTS websites in the world. His courses, for both English language learners and teachers, have been taken by over 90,000 students in over 160 countries around the world.

Course Pricing

Lifetime Access

$15 USD

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