Flash Cards might have been invented during millennia past, when people were poking triangular sticks into clay.
And Flash Cards remain useful…and easier to use.
Clase Chevere provides printable 3″x5″ Flash Card Templates.
Modern Flash Card Design orients the cards in “Portrait” view, and flips the cards in a vertical manner. This allows the card to hold more than one word or phrase.
Cards with multiple words or phrases make for smaller, more convenient card decks; decks that are easier to carry.
Reviewing Flash Cards is an ideal activity while waiting in line, while sitting in a waiting room or while riding a bus.
Do it Yourself
You can print (or purchase) Flash Cards, but you learn when you write or print the cards by hand. Instead of rushing to scrawl as many cards as you can, think, feel and see every letter of the word.
Pay attention to the masculine or feminine article (el or la) and to the ending of verbs (either “AR,” “ER” or “IR”).
Structured Flash Cards are also easy to “Code” with additional information.
For example: Which two Spanish names for the days of the week require accent marks? Answer: miércoles and sábado. Notice that Spanish does not capitalize the names of the days of the week.
Cumulative…So don’t’ Forget
Language Learning requires review.
Separate vocabulary words and review recent words multiple time a day. But review past words once or twice a week.
Persistent reviews will ensure that vocabulary words are integrated into your long-term memory.