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In the vein of my weekly idiom lists, I’m starting a weekly mailer of foreign words commonly used in English.
Sign up here to get ten free weekly mailers. Many students aren’t challenged by week after week of 20-word spelling lists. But instead of just giving these students harder words, let then study more interesting words.
English is packed with words that originated from other languages. This rich heritage contributes to the rather unexpected spelling of English words. And, as advanced readers, your students are likely to encounter words and phrases such as:
- coup d’état
- prima donna
Using these vocabulary lists, students will be better equipped to understand (and begin to use) words with foreign origins that would otherwise be impossible to decipher.
Sign up now and you’ll receive a weekly list on Fridays by email. Each list features about five words organized around a theme. For example, issue #1 features four common French words and phrases that include bon.
Naturally, you can unsubscribe at any time and the emails are completely free for you.