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Flashcard Software

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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  1. jerry
    February 27, 2011 at 3:13 am

    thanks for this, I’ll check it out – I’ve been using google docs spreadsheets to set up vocab learning for my students – there are a few gadgets you can insert that students can use to create flashcardy learning tools as well…

    • February 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      AFAIK you can import from spreadsheets to Anki, but I haven’t tried it yet.

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