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Spell to Learn English

This is the place to find the answers to your questions about our app. If you have suggestions for improvements, please see our 'Suggestions' category, if you have comments regarding the correct spelling of words, see the 'Word spelling' category. For other support, check out the FAQ, or browse the remaining categories for the answers to your questions.

About

Word packs Posted on 2013-01-19 16:56

There
are large differences in people’s backgrounds and ability to spell. Some
people are born in English speaking countries, others are not. Some people
have been speaking and writing English for years, while others are just
starting out. Some people working on their spelling are children, and some
are adults. Some people are attending a course, and can use this as
supplemental training, others just wish to get better and practice.

To meet the different needs of these situations, we have created
a series of word packs, so that whatever your background, age and motivation,
there will be something relevant for you. Take a moment to browse the
categories, so you can find the perfect word pack for your needs.



Demo packs

Word packs Posted on 2013-01-19 16:56

There
are currently two demo packs available – each with 150 words. These words are
included when you install the app, so you do not need to download them. Use
these to familiarise yourself with the app, and to help you decide which word
pack will be the most suitable for you.


Core packs

Word packs Posted on 2013-01-19 16:56

The
CORE packs are based on the most common words in the English language. It is
a great place to start if you are learning English, because it will
consolidate your vocabulary at the same time as training your spelling. Each
pack contains 750 words, so if you complete Core 1 and Core 2, you will be
familiar with the 1500 most common English words.

The CORE packs have been created by collating a series of word frequency
lists. These include written and spoken sources, and we have been careful in
our selection to best reflect what we think is the most relevant and best
reflects modern usage of English.



Levels packs

Word packs Posted on 2013-01-19 16:55

The
LEVELS packs are – not surprisingly – based on our allocated spelling
difficulty levels for the words. They come in packs of 500 words spread
across 5 levels at a time. There are currently 5 packs available, with a 6th
– Extreme spelling – coming soon.


Native packs

Word packs Posted on 2013-01-19 16:55

The
NATIVE packs have been created to follow the
vocabulary and spelling development of a typical English speaking child, so
that the packs will reflect the progress from the first words learned up to
9th grade spelling and vocabulary challenges.

The words used the word packs are the result of years of research and development by English expert and teacher Ann Fisher. Visit her website www.spelling-words-well.com for many great activities and worksheets to help improve spelling. The NATIVE packs in the app integrate seamlessly with this body of work, and so can easily be used together.



Test packs

Word packs Posted on 2013-01-19 16:55

The TEST
packs will address specific spelling issues, and are ideal if you need
intensive training in a particular area. It may be the “apostrophe
S”, hyphenation, double letters, ooo sounds, ible/able, “ie and
ei”, capitalisation, and so on.


Theme packs

Word packs Posted on 2013-01-19 16:55

We will
be creating THEME packs for people who find themselves in a partiular
situation, and which calls for a specialised vocabulary. This is for example
“Business English”, “Science”, “Around the
house”, and so on.