A spelling universe!

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Parents' Choice Fdn.,
2006 award feature

Simply the best Vocabulary and Spelling website on the internet!

B. Preston, OR

I wanted to let you know how absolutely thrilled I am with the program.

It is DRAMATICALLY assisting both of my children to EASILY learn how to spell words.

The best thing is that it requires little or no parental support beyond just making sure that they sit down and do their daily quiz for twenty minutes.

Periodically there is a squeal of joy when they conquer a word that has previously eluded them.

Amazingly a hated task is now one they actually seem to rather enjoy!

Mark Banister, UK

Easy and effective.


LearnThatWord has made it much easier to practice and also to learn the complex words given in spelling bees.

Studying really helps in spelling bees but LTW has changed the way I thought about studying and really learning.

I found LTW to be fun and extremely encouraging.

I use LTW to help me learn and practice. Their effective system has made it so I would call this website very helpful, creative, and useful for everything from homework help to learning English as a second language!

Even after the spelling bee is done I will still use LearnThatWord on a regular basis.

Anyone who has ever asked me about LearnThatWord knows that I love this website like a family. It makes me comfortable, ready, and excited for all the spelling bees to come.


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Comments by the parent-teacher jury:

A fun and creative approach to the typical ways children learn vocabulary and spelling words.

I would certainly recommend the purchase of this product to families with children of ALL ages. This is great for at home learning!

It was easy to use and a great product for motivating my son to spell correctly.

The product is interesting/motivating for children.

They can practice words whenever they have time with no assistance from parents or teachers.

It remembers words my son missed on the previous quiz and asks him to spell the word again.

I think it is interesting. My daughter enjoyed seeing what she could spell and having the competitive aspect.

I really motivated my son to want to do his best on the quizzes.

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I urge everyone to check out this product as an alternative to tutors or hours of studying.

Twin Hills School Superintendent, Dr. Armstrong

LearnThatWord hit Spelling Jackpot!!!

B. Boren

Spelling is no longer a chore – in fact, the kids sometimes do more words just for fun (I only ask them to do 15 a day).

I love having the ability to add words – I add their vocabulary words and selected science and history words to make sure that they can spell these correctly too.

LearnThatWord takes very little time and gets results!

Jane Panzer

After researching many web sites, I found your organization—eSpindle—to be the best choice for Destin. Your site is clean, clear, and easy to navigate, and the tutor component is stellar.

V. Bolling

Super idea… Keep it up!

Your (and your team’s) hard work is surely paying off in terms of a viable online training tool.

I didn’t know ‘billet-doux,’ but the program made sure I did. Great!

Dave Riddle, 2005 National Senior Spelling Champion

Video: Who uses it

I didn’t realize how much I depend on this program…!

K. Cluff, Heber J. Grant Academy

I’m thrilled to have found LearnThatWord! My 6-year-old loves it and looks forward to it everyday!!

R. Hoffman

Video: 1 min. introduction

I think your service is one of the most unique and high-valued applications available on the web.

I appreciate your efforts a great deal.

C. Hansen

I am so happy that this system has motivated my son to do spelling.

The best part is he is learning but at the same time enjoying it thoroughly.


  • Learn vocabulary/spelling
    Learn vocabulary/spelling

    Just pick a grade level. WordGenie™ has sorted words by grade level, frequency, and difficulty, and advances you by logical steps.

    It’s best to start 2-3 grades lower than your actual grade.
    The right grade is where you get around 80% of words right.
    Adjust your grade at any time!

    Building a good foundation does pay off! You’ll advance faster and with better results.

  • My own list of words
    My own word lists

    Create your own word list or choose one from our archive.

    You can also email words to your account. It’s so easy, you can do it from your phone!

    If you choose this setting, only words that you added will be reviewed. No additional words are introduced.

  • Spelling Bee words
    Spelling Bee words

    Hugely popular, spelling bees are getting harder every year. Get ready for your big moment on stage!

    WordGenie™ amassed over 20,000 typical spelling bee words, including consolidated word list, paideia, and spell it lists. Every year we add new championship words.

    Focus on learning, while we manage your lists for you!

    Competing for the Scripps National Spelling Bee? Choose vocabulary quiz with added spelling coaching to prep for the vocabulary test.

  • SAT words
    SAT words

    Good college applications require high SAT or ACT scores.

    This module teaches over 5,000 words you need to know to get that high score.

  • Learn English (ELL)
    Learn English (ELL)

    Best choice for learning English as a foreign language.

    Don’t just learn the words in isolation: learn how to use them in context.

    Just pick a grade level. WordGenie™ has sorted words by grade level, frequency, and difficulty, and advances you by logical steps.

    Which grade level should you pick?
    Aim for an easy one, where you get 80-90% of the words right!
    You can always adjust up or down.

  • Commonly misspelled words
    Commonly misspelled words

    Bulletproof your spelling!

    Skip through over 2,000 commonly misspelled words to find those that give you trouble.

    Learn words for life, quickly!

  • Academic vocabulary/GRE
    Academic vocabulary/GRE

    Having an effective vocabulary, and spelling the words correctly, are crucial to your academic and professional success.

    When you speak and write accurately, people take you, and your message, more seriously.

    Use this module of over 2,000 words after completing the SAT or TOEFL module.

  • TOEFL vocabulary/for IELTS
    TOEFL vocabulary/for IELTS

    Over 7,000 words to prepare English language learners for TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE, and for success at an English-speaking institution.

    Sorted by frequency and difficulty.

  • I’m a teacher/school admin
    I’m a teacher/school admin

    Start a free teacher account and send words to your class, online or via email!

    Detailed reports make students’ speedy progress visible.

    Rich classroom features save teachers time and effort.

I am using your website as my personal coach. It is such an amazing program!


The first comprehensive, custom-tailored and effective approach to maximize the use of study time.

I very much recommend this program to complement any classroom curriculum!

California West County Unified School District

2 x innovation company

A million thanks for the great work you’re doing!

R. De Castro

Dear Friends at LearnThat.org, I am a homeschooling mom and I just love LearnThatWord.

I think it is the perfect spelling program for homeschoolers, and so much more effective than traditional programs.

I consider LearnThatWord the best kept secret in homeschooling circles, I think LearnThatWord is such an excellent tool!

Holly Robertson

An easy and quick way to learn spelling at your own pace. It’s lots of fun and rewarding, motivating me to do my best.


Video: Why vocabulary matters

I find that students are getting more and more skillful at “dodging” their assignments, especially in higher grades. The site provides tutoring with more ease and diligence than I could ever provide. Plus, I won’t miss administering and testing spelling word lists!

P. Judge

I have 2 children with learning disabilities. I just can’t believe I found this program. I feel so blessed!

M. Springman


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Professional tutoring,
anywhere, anytime.
Well-planned progress:
No tedious chores.
Adaptive algorithm:
Fast, lasting results.
Speedway to results: 
Sessions made for you!
Integrated with 
learner's dictionary.
Audio and great
multi-media resources.


David Riddle, 2005 National Senior Spelling Bee Champion, has been a long time supporter of our nonprofit.

He sent us an amusing report of his moment of fame at the musical 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.




  • all about
    All about YOU

    We create every session just for you.
    Nothing is out-of-the-box!

    Advance on your word journey in fast, easy steps. Focus on learning what’s important to you; we’ll manage your progress behind the scenes.

    LearnThatWord is a complete solution. We’re your virtual mom, catering to your every need and helping you be the best you can be.

  • word

    I'm WordGenie™, your personal coach.
    Your wordly wish is my command!

    Unleash my powers, dear master!
    It’s all laid out for you, for one-click magic!

    Let me guide you on your word journey, so you’ll advance in well-planned, logical steps.

    What gives me such magical powers?

    Learning from over
    30 vocabulary experts.

    Deep analysis of millions of texts.

    Years and years of obsessing
    about words.

    Sleepless sleepless nights
    dancing with databases.

  • multi-

    Explore each word’s context, its nuances and flavors, to get a sense of how to use it.

    Integrated in each quiz is our Open Dictionary of English, ODE.
    It’s the richest and most interesting learners’ dictionary available. Explore words through:

    Pronunciations from around the world
    100s of usage examples
    Idioms and limericks
    Interactive thesaurus
    Definitions from multiple sources
    Translations in 37 languages
    Synonyms, antonyms
    Words that rhyme
    Origin and root word information
    Verb conjugations
    Tutoring comments and trivia

  • smart
    SMART progress

    You want results, not busy work!

    At LearnThatWord, every session is targeted, interesting, and made just for you.

    We check off words you know, so you focus your energy on those that need more practice.

    Your individualized learning plan presents the right words for review at the right time.

    Get lasting results 10x faster than with any other vocabulary study tool.

  • fast
    Fast & Fun

    Sessions are lightning-fast and hassle-free.

    We don’t depend on gimmicks or “effects” to make sessions fun.

    Our members love them for their smart design and effectiveness.

    You’ll appreciate the fast progress you make even more than the rewards and prizes you earn.

    Boost your skills in privacy, at your own speed, without grades, pressure, or embarrassment.

  • lasting
    Lasting RESULTS

    A word turns into vocabulary as you learn it “by heart.” It’s that moment when you no longer have to think about it before you use it.

    Once you reach this level of “automaticity,” the word is yours forever. You will never forget it.

    LearnThatWord is the only fully managed solution that builds this automaticity.

    You’ll meet each word repeatedly over time and explore its nuances and “flavors.” Our multimedia resources bring words to life.

    Proven study methods, accelerated by adaptive and individualized coaching, make words “stick.” New words turn into vocabulary that moves you forward.

    We are so confident in the results, we guarantee them!

  • non

    Our goal is to empower you by giving you the vocabulary you need to succeed with confidence.

    We provide unlimited free tutoring to students worldwide.

    Upgrade anytime to enjoy premium features. Premium members support our global literacy campaign, Vocabulary Junction, and the expansion of our collaborative learners’ dictionary.




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Explore our spelling bee program, free

Maybe you want to win the National Spelling Bee, or one of the many other local and international events.
Maybe you searched "" because you find spelling bees fun.

In any case, they are a good way to learn to spell and boost your skills.

Winning the takes focused study and smart tutoring. The big moment on stage needs careful preparation. 

Personal tutoring

LearnThatWord makes it easy to learn lots of words quickly, and provides powerful tutoring. Our quizzes simulate the spelling bee experience. Adaptive technology keeps track of words that need more review. 
Any words your unsure about are added to your personal practice list. LearnThatWord then provides enough review until you can  enter the word correctly every time. 

We offer both free and premium tutoring. New members get to try the premium features, to see if they suit your needs. 

Our spelling bee module

LearnThatWord's spelling bee module contains close to 30,000 typical words you may encounter at a spelling bee. It automatically includes the Consolidated Word list, previous Paideia lists, Spell It words, and words from recent National Spelling Bees.

Similar to what you experience as you go higher rounds, we sort words by frequency. You first study the most common, then the less common, and finally the really exotic words. In each category, words are tagged by difficulty, so you advance from easy to advanced automatically.

Any word that you didn't know or where you felt unsure, is added to your personal practice list. It is reviewed until you get it right over three subsequent quizzes. This may take three or many more reviews. LearnThatWord coaches you reliably until you can show that you learned them reliably. 

Search our word list archive

Are you preparing for a local event? Do you plan to stage a classroom event with your students or ? You can easily activate one of our many spelling bee word lists from the archive.

Discover thousands of ready-made word lists when you search for "spelling bee," "paideia," "spell it" or " consolidated word list". Our collection is constantly growing!

Add your own lists of words

You can even add custom definitions to your own word lists! 
Audio, sample sentences, images, root word information, origin, etc. is already provided.

We’re a nonprofit organization. Second and third graders in public schools get free tutoring as part of our Vocabulary Junction campaign.

Sign up for tutoring!