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Information for people learning English

You may be able to speak English well but do you want to improve your written English?

Spellzone is used in over 50 countries worldwide by people who are learning English as a foreign language.

Although English spelling is so difficult, most language courses do not offer any specific teaching in spelling and expect you to learn it as you go along. This is where Spellzone will help YOU!

Many students complain that English spelling is so difficult because, unlike many other languages, it does not follow clear rules such as always using the same letters for the same sounds.

Spellzone provides a complete English spelling course; where a spelling rule exists, the course teaches it and where there are no rules to help, we give ideas for learning and remembering difficult words. The course covers both British and American spellings.

Spellzone can help with your pronunciation as well as your spelling, because the words are grouped by their sound.

Spellzone has a dictionary and a text reader on every course page.

  • Text reader - this helps with the pronunciation of words.
  • Dictionary - it's easy to check the meaning of most words, so Spellzone can also help with vocabulary.

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 can be used with:

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.

British and American spelling

If English is not your first language, Spellzone can help you in many ways. The course covers both British and American spellings so it is also suitable for international students. For more information, click here.

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Learning English

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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"I ran the trial with a small group of students over three weeks before the summer holidays," she says. "I quickly saw the benefits, and signed up."

King's Leadership Academy, Warrington