Learn a word a day

“Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian spiritual and political leader, called Mahatma “great soul”.



Below you will find a list of interesting websites that will help you learn a word a day. There are many different options therefore choose the one that suits your need and start improving your vocabulary.

English Daily choose from a wide variety of resources to improve your English daily. This site offers free online exercises, daily grammar, abbreviations, idioms, business excercises and many other options.

The magic of words allows you to learn a word a day delivered to your inbox. Suscribe freely to receive a daily newsletter.

The Free Dictionary.com is a wonderful way of creating your own personal webpage. Follow the word of the day via RSS.

Transparent Language select the language you want to learn. Embed a widget to your webpage and learn a new word everyday.

Dictionary.com offers a very complete  section to learn the Word of the Day. Use the free email sign up option to get a the Word of the Day. You can also suscribe via

Save the words are words that are endangered due to the their lack of use. This web site from Oxford University press allows you to “adopt a word” and use it at least once a day.

Weboword build your vocabulary visually. Learn new words with a cartoon.

Vocabulary Building Games allows you to build your own vocabulary games. Create your own vocabulary list based on the different words a day you learnt and choose the online game to review the new words. It´s fun and easy to use. Must give it a try!




About jenverschoor

I´m a University Professor. I´m also a Public Translator and hold a Bachellor degree in Educational Management. I´m eager to learn new ways of incorporating CALL into my classes.

Posted on November 12, 2010, in Esl, IWB, multiliteracies, Professional Development and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I love the technology behind Save the Words. I also like Anu Garg’s Word-a-Day email which pops into my inbox and is a constant source of fascination. http://wordsmith.org/words/today.html

  2. Sorry, just realized you’re calling it The magic of words.

  3. And one more from me: http://www.worldwidewords.org/ which I receive as a weekly email.

    No more, I promise!

  4. Thank you Sue and please continue sharing 🙂 I´ve just taken a look at your blog and it is really interesting. Many great ideas for my young learners.

  5. There is an interesting article that Andrew wrote on the Brainscape blog about “Why subscribing to a “word of the day” is NOT an effective vocab builder. I just thought I would post it for “the other side’s” sake

  6. New Word A Day is really good.


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