Incredibly effective vocabulary learning.

Membean provides guided, engaging, multimodal vocabulary instruction while our Adaptive Reinforcement Engine helps students retain what they learn.

  • Multiple ways to learn each word
  • Customized learning for each student
  • Web-based, nothing to install

Engaging word pages ...

Word Page

... etch meaning into your brain in many easy ways

MALAPROPISM: Mixed-up words

... and the Memory Engine keeps it there!

Memory Strength

Smart practice → permanent memories

Our Adaptive Reinforcement Engine quickly learns what words are close to your forgetting threshold and schedules practice to boost your memory. Membean makes your practice smart.

Intuitive teacher dashboards ...

Word Page

... and instant assessments

Word Page

Nobody teaches you vocabulary like Membean!

Membean displays remarkable intuition about the way people learn and remember words. It may be the only vocabulary tool that has so effectively embodied what we know about learning and memory in the human brain. Even as a cognitive neuroscientist, I didn't realize I learned words in such a nonlinear way until I experienced how much easier it is to learn words with this tool. Membean is shockingly effective.
Shereen Chaudhry,  M.I.T

Build deep word consciousness. Students won't just learn words but own them!


Reinforcement Questions Plant the words you learn deeply into your memory.

Active learning is better learning.

Why Membean in Your School?

Knowing the meanings of words, and being able to use them, is an essential skill for both reading comprehension and effective writing. Researchers have long known that teaching individual words is essential, but it's even more important to build a student's word consciousness. Membean helps:

  • Focus limited resources

    Creating an effective vocabulary learning system is arduous and challenging, something which most teachers do not have time to do in the most effective and efficient way.
  • Reinforce learning

    Our Memory Engine schedules learning and repetitions to ensure that what students learn is not forgotten.
  • Capture attention

    Membean provides more than seven different ways of learning a word. With engaging content such as audio, video, and word pictures, Membean's game-like format succeeds in overcoming short attention spans.
  • Differentiate instruction

    Our tool customizes a learning program for each and every student based on her existing skill level and speed of progress.

Membean applies psycholinguistics and economics to vocabulary learning.

Encode so you don’t forget. What does it mean to really know a word? How must a word be incorporated into pre-existing mental schemata? Recognizing that people learn differently and that there are various levels of knowledge of words, Membean provides multiple learning pathways.

Maximize gain. Borrowing from economic theory, Membean maximizes allocative efficiency for each learner — time spent learning (costs) must be allocated in a way that maximizes word retention (gains). Membean tailors learning schedules to each person — it’s both effective and efficient.