As a non-native learner of English language I have always needed an effective system for quality vocabulary building. As a youngster I found out that memorizing cards is by no means a way to learn new sophisticated words. As soon as I do not find them in books I read and in life situations I encounter, I never succeed in remembering those words in a week afterwards.

Probably the best time for English learning came in summer 1991 when I took a summer 7-week course in a group of about 15 students. We were put in a new environment in a class for 7 or 8 hours a day without possibility to speak our native Russian. Our teacher Brian did not know any Russian words, thus we had to cope with that. We engaged in many activities, talking, playing, writing, speaking, having fun and having hard times. In a month I found out that I think in English and understand English speech. Afterwards I came to realize that I am not as shy at speaking a phrase as I used to.

In a few years I read a lot and had plenty of communication with native speakers. Based on my experience I do not advise my friends to spend years with English courses, gradually going from intermediate to advanced level. I recommend to dive into English language in English environment and learn new words with all the senses, not only with eyes or ears. You need to get involved in a process. You have to love words, you have to feel words.

Later on, in 1996, I took two exams, TOEFL and SAT. I spent a couple of months studying in libraries for students of English language finding great inspiration in English books and words. Even though my scores were excellent, and I learned a lot at the time, I feel most of what I got to know is already out of my head. Thus I decided to create a project that literally implants words in your head. This project is based on a list of sophisticated words for SAT students.

My list of 3000 words is split in 100 lessons with 30 words each, and each lesson is further divided on 3 parts. Every 10-words set is supplied with a colorful collages and music video presentation, elaborate word descriptions with examples and word origins from Greek or Latin. Furthermore I create stories based on specific sets. Thus, you will encounter the same words again and again in contextual environment. Thus it is a great resource to master an SAT word list in short time.

I am sure that many students from different countries are in a situation similar to mine, with little opportunity for everyday practice and a need for quick and effective way to study. VocWord project provides a system a study based on videos, images, associations, sounds and contextual help. It will also include many exercises that will help to build up your SAT vocabulary month after month. If we help even a few thousands of people to pass their SAT with a nice score, our mission will be successful.