General FAQ

How is Membean’s vocabulary product different from the rest?
Membean combines differentiated instruction, personalization, active memory reinforcement, and insightful tea...
Fri, 8 Jul, 2016 at 1:58 PM
Where do your words come from?
We take great effort in making our words relevant. The Membean word database is constructed using a rigorous process sourced from multiple corpora...
Fri, 23 Sep, 2016 at 11:34 AM
What are the different word lists Membean offers?
Membean has three word lists for students. Students will be calibrated on word lists based on their grade level. Students in grades 5-8, or ESL students/cla...
Fri, 7 Apr, 2017 at 2:40 PM
How does Membean handle polysemous words?
For polysemous words, Membean teaches the meaning--and in some cases meanings--that are most commonly used in publications and literature, or the...
Fri, 23 Sep, 2016 at 11:56 AM
Can I use Membean to teach roots?
We believe that roots, primarily Greek and Latin, are an important knowledge component of words. In fact, Membean teaches more word roots than a...
Fri, 23 Sep, 2016 at 11:53 AM
I have ESL students. Can Membean help?
We have a number of schools that use Membean with ESL students, although Membean requires some minimum reading proficiency. Here are some feature...
Wed, 21 Sep, 2016 at 2:25 PM
How much will Membean cost for my school?
Start your pilot today! Membean is very affordable and similar in price to traditional vocabulary study books while providing far superior instruction an...
Fri, 21 Apr, 2017 at 11:03 AM
Can Membean be accessed through iPads?
Yes. Many of our schools use Membean on iPads. Membean is not an app, but students can access it via the iPad web browser. While some of our content doe...
Wed, 28 Sep, 2016 at 1:57 PM
What browsers and operating systems can we use?
We support most modern browsers. You’ll find that Google Chrome will perform faster than others. We also recommend Firefox. However, if your school is a...
Wed, 28 Sep, 2016 at 2:22 PM
What are the tech requirements for successful classroom implementation?
Tech requirements for Membean are as follows: Membean works with any modern web browser ( Chrome/Firefox/Safari/Opera/IE 10+ preferred). ...
Wed, 28 Sep, 2016 at 1:36 PM