Paul Nation's resources

See Emeritus Professor Paul Nation's academic publications and access his resources on language learning and language teaching.

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Paul Nation's publications

Download publications from School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies Emeritus Professor Paul Nation.

Graded readers

Read classic fiction and non-fiction adapted and graded for readers with various English vocabulary sizes.

Language teaching videos

Watch free videos of practical reading activities for teaching English as a foreign language.

Picture Vocabulary Size Test

Measure the receptive vocabulary size of non-native and preliterate-native speakers by using images and text.

Speed reading and listening fluency (Sonia Millett)

Reading and listening exercises for improving reading speed and listening fluency.

Vocabulary analysis programs

Access Range, VocabProfile, and AntWordProfiler to analyse the vocabulary load of text.

Vocabulary Bibliography Database

An extensive, categorised bibliography of publications on teaching and learning vocabulary.

Vocabulary lists

Download vocabulary lists of useful words and phrases and quickly learn to speak in foreign languages.

Vocabulary tests

Download tests that measure vocabulary size and knowledge of words at different frequency levels.

Word parts

A copy of Paul Nation and Laurie Bauer's 2022 article Morphological Awareness and exercises drawn from it.