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Flashcard Software

February 26, 2011 2 comments

It’s been a long time since I’ve looked at flashcard programs and longer still since I’ve seriously used flashcards (we were given flashcards to help us learn Chinese characters when I was at Leeds University in 1979). Today I came across Anki and was favourably impressed. It’s simple to use, configurable, and makes it easy to download content that others have shared. Within a minute of downloading it, I was using it to learn Brazilian Portuguese words. More useful for those in EAP is a list of 5000 SAT test words which are more-or-less the level we want our students to get to (with some exceptions like “adieu”). If someone could upload the Academic Word List, that would be even better.

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