The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (OALD) was first published in 1948. Since then, over 100 million English language learners have used OALD to develop their English skills for work and study, and that’s why it’s the world’s bestselling advanced-level dictionary for learners of English.
THE OALD COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED.
You can still tell us your OALD story using the comments box below, find others stories about the dictionary here, and use our teaching resources below to build your students’ vocabulary.
The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is the complete guide to learning English vocabulary with definitions that learners can understand, example sentences showing language in use, and the Oxford 3000™ and Oxford 5000™ word lists providing core vocabulary that every student needs to learn.
Do you need to build your students’ vocabulary? We’ve pulled together some of our top word list resources:
- What is a core vocabulary? blog
- Read our Oxford 3000 position paper to discover how we identified the words most relevant to your learners’ needs and how to use them in a range of contexts.
- What’s new in the Oxford 3000 blog
- Why do we need EAP word lists? blog
- Oxford Text Checker: check any text against our word lists, and create your own gap-fill activities and word lists to use in class.
- 3 everyday uses of the Oxford Text Checker blog
- Using your dictionary to expand topic vocabulary blog
Try these vocabulary activities with your students:
- Essential words for travel and transport
- Business vocabulary
- Fiction, TV and Film vocabulary
- Media and Technology vocabulary
- Sport vocabulary
- Culture vocabulary
Improve your learners’ vocabulary-learning skills with these activities from Oxford Word Skills Second Edition, based on the Oxford 3000 and Oxford 5000:
Are you looking for ways to improve your students’ dictionary skills, or to help them with their vocabulary, writing and speaking?
Find these OALD lesson plans and more in the Oxford Teacher’s Club and try them with your class:
Get more ready-to-use teaching resources with OALD premium online. Download lesson plans, video walkthroughs, and classroom and self-study activities.
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