• 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.

  • 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.

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         Spelling City

Non-profit. Vocabulary Junction, our global literacy campaign, provides free premium tutoring for 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms.


Vocabulary tutoring: FREE! 

Paid premium feature.

Learn words 10x faster with sessions MADE JUST FOR YOU.

Focus your energy on words that actually NEED practice. We track your answers and manage your progress!

No personalization at all.

Premium upgrade only remembers lists (not your performance, mind you!).
Same rote "hamster wheel" routine as traditional spelling list .

Practice words until you get them right, every time (spaced repetition). We turn practice words into active vocabulary and guarantee results.

No spaced repetition. No managed follow up on words you don't know. Nothing but mindless busy work

Group students as needed: FREE!

Paid premium feature.

Send words to student accounts: FREE (even send via email)!

Paid premium feature. (No email feature)

Bookmark the lists you use: FREE!

Paid premium feature.

180,000 words, constantly expanded

42,000 (many of them variants of a word)

FREE multimedia dictionary (unlimited access):
100s of usage samples!

Multiple definitions (or add your own).

Very limited word resources.
Free: 1 usage sentence.

Paid: definition.

Plus, free for all, forever: 

Images!   Videos!   Audio from around the world!   Word origins!    Root words!    Visual thesaurus!     Tutoring comments!     Part of speech!     Antonym/synonym!      Rhymes with!      Conjugations!       Limericks!    

Paid premium features:
Antonym/synonym, Part of speech

7 ready-made goal modules (see left).  Mouse over the question mark to meet our word genie.

Not available. You have to piece your progress together yourself.

Vocabulary-Spelling combo quizzes

Either test practice spelling or vocabulary

Ad-free (both free or premium version)

Free version full of ads

US, UK, and common variants accepted.

US centric (separate UK lists)

Earn rewards, diplomas, even real-world prizes! The biggest reward: Speedy progress!

No rewards. No prizes. 

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