Learn That Word
Video: 1 min. introduction

About LearnThatWord

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

Our Volunteers of the Year

2009 Volunteer of the Year: Michelle Lua

About myself

 I'm a native Californian.  I went to college at Gonzaga University in Spokane Washington where I majored in French and minored in English.  I also got my teaching credential.  
I spent a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps teaching English to Junior and Senior High School students at an Eskimo boarding school in St. Mary's Alaska.  Although I loved the teaching, I did not love the isolation of bush Alaska.  
When I returned from Alaska I was unable to find a teaching position, so I substituted for a year in the Sacramento area.  I was still unable to find a teaching position, so I took a job with the Internal Revenue Service where I was a manager for 27 years.  I retired after 30 years with the Federal government in March 2005.  Since then I have been substitute teaching in Rohnert Park, doing quite a bit with my Church and have found a niche "playing with words" for e-spindle.

Why did I start to volunteer for eSpindle?

 I love language.  I majored in French and English.  I have been a voracious reader since ... forever.  When I was young I could lose myself in the dictionary moving from word to word untangling a puzzle.  Now I feel like it's my job to do this.  What more could I ask?  

I love looking at a new word - and these are almost all new words to me.  Then, I guess how it's pronounced and what it means on the basis of 2 years of grade school Spanish, 2 years of high school Latin, 3 years of high school French, 1 year of high school Italian, 4 years of college French and 16 years of English instruction. 

Sometimes, I'm right.  I'm always thrilled.  I'm always learning. 

I'm happy to be able to contribute to what I feel is a worthwhile enterprise.  Language is important.  It's the way that we communicate.  Words are what we use to express ideas.  How successful we are at expressing these ideas is almost completely dependent on the effectiveness of the way we put our words together.  The bigger the vocabulary that an individual is able to use, the more successful she will be in expressing her ideas with not just clarity and precision, but also with subtlety and nuance.

2010 Volunteer of the Year: Alana Farr

I found eSpindle looking for a virtual volunteering opportunity that I could dedicate my extra time to. I kept volunteering because I respected the program's goal and the volunteering I did was really interesting and fun!

I loved organizing pictures for databases of different words - I was able to utilize beautiful photographs from around the world in order to help users have a visual representation of the words they are learning. 

My english teacher once told me "language is the prehensile thumb of the brain" and I believe it. I've always loved writing and learning new words. This program was especially interesting to me because of its dedication to broadening the vocabulary of all its users and in doing so, providing users with better communication skills.

Thank you for the amazing and FUN opportunity to help! 

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