Teflnet Site of the Month ~ Frequency Level Checker
TEFL Site of the Month
September 2012 | TEFL.net
The Frequency Level Checker is a free online tool for reviewing the word count and reading level of a piece of text. It was developed to help English language teachers select suitable texts for learners. The developers of the FLC used the General Service List of English Words by Michael West to determine Levels 1 and 2. Level 3 is based on the Academic Word List by Averil Coxhead. To analyze a piece of text, simply click on the “Try it!” link. Then copy and paste the text you have chosen into the text box provided. You can then review the word count and its colour-coded division into four categories, including Levels 1-3 and “Outside Levels”. The number of punctuation and symbols in the text are also provided.