You command your city's defense, battling wave after wave of attacking alien words. Give the right definition, and the word is zapped from the sky, but get it wrong, and the word will smash into your city's force field! Miss too many, and your city will be turned to rubble.
Alien Words has word lists for Ancient Greek and Latin based on popular textbooks and classic works of literature. Whether you're just beginning or are studying for a Ph.D. translation exam, we can help you master more words more quickly, and have fun at the same time. We're adding more lists all the time, so check out our selection on the right.
Unlike flashcards, Alien Words can adapt to your pace and learning style. Using our special teaching algorithm, developed over ten years of use, we adjust word frequencies to make the best use of your practice time. The mix of words is designed to be always just a little challenging but never overwhelming, letting you reinforce the words you're starting to learn, occasionally test older words to make sure you still know them, and sprinkle in a few new words to move you forward. With this system, you increase your vocabulary more quickly, and you remember words longer.
We also track your progress, so you can see how much you're learning. On your profile page, you can find reports that show how many words you've mastered over time, as well as how often you're practicing. You can keep these reports private, or share them with friends for a little healthy competition.
You can play Alien Words anywhere. It works great on an iPhone or iPad. This means you can learn words whenever you've got a spare moment, whether it's catching a bus, waiting for some friends, or just relaxing on the couch. Instead of wasting time on Angry Birds, make the most of your free moments with Alien Words!
Alien Words costs just $10 a month to get access to a full language, including all its associated word lists. You can also play a trial list in any language right now for free. We have many lists to choose from:
If you don't see what you're looking for, let us know and we can probably add it in a day or two.