Information for adult learners

Are you one of the many people who had problems with spelling at school?
Perhaps you are amongst the 1-in-10 who are dyslexic?

There is no need to feel shy or embarrassed about your spelling. Now there's an easy-to-use and fun way to improve!

It is well known that English spelling is very hard and many adults struggle with this subject. There are many computer programs to help children with spelling but most of them are not suitable for adults. You may not have received the help you needed at school and Spellzone can fill those gaps.

Spellzone doesn't just test you to see which words you already know - it actually teaches you - not just by giving you lists of words, but by teaching you how to learn them.

Where a spelling rule exists, Spellzone teaches it. Where there are no rules to help, Spellzone gives you tips on how to remember tricky words - especially those words a computer spell-checker can't spot: the words that sound the same but have different spellings for different meanings.

To help you to get started, the Spellzone Spelling Ability Test provides a baseline 'Spellzone Score' and creates a personal 'Course Pathway' which may include units from the Spellzone Starter Course and the Spellzone Main Course. The test is repeated at key points and the score and pathway updated according to the progress you have made.

Word lists

If you have any spelling lists of subject-specific words or there are some technical words that you need to learn for your work, you can upload them for immediate use. There are also 1000s of pre-loaded word lists on Spellzone:

All word lists:

The meaning of most unfamiliar words can be checked in the Spellzone dictionary.

Further information

Spelling problems and dyslexia

Many very intelligent people have spelling problems. One of the main causes of spelling problems is dyslexia. This is thought to affect 1 in 10 people but it is often not picked up during school years. For more information please see: Spellzone and dyslexia.

Are you learning English?

If English is not your first language, Spellzone can help you in many ways. For more information, click here.

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Adult learners

Three steps to spelling success...

1. The Spelling Ability Test
Take the test to get a baseline score
and a personal course pathway.
2. Spelling Course
Work through your personal course
pathway based on phonics progression.
3. Word Lists
1000s of targeted lists or your own to
use with fun activities and worksheets.

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"Thank goodness for Spellzone during this remote learning phase. The site is easy for students to navigate independently and they're really enjoying the activities and spelling games. You get an awful lot for your money with Spellzone. Really reassuring is the very prompt response with helpdesk queries. I've very rarely needed the helpdesk, but when I have, the issue has been addressed and sorted within a very short time."

Sarah Taggart, Oasis Academy Lord's Hill