How many words are needed to really speak a English language?
And how many English words does a foreigner have to know?
How many words does a learner study per day?
Are there strategies available to enable foreign students to learn these words more?
Last edited by Arak365; 27-Aug-2008 at 13:55.
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There are different views on this - particularly as verbs are conjugated, so do you count a verb as one word or more than one word.
However, between 600 and 1000 words is probably the minimum for reasonable fluency.
See here : 1000 Most Common Vocabulary Words in English - Vocabulary Workshop for ESL EFL TEFL TOEFL TESL English Learners -