Free Online Flashcards for vocab learning

One of my favorite websites is where users can practice vocabulary and language learning using digital flashcards. I have been using this website for the last four years in my classes and have found it to be an excellent tool for my Spanish students. Any foreign language teacher or ELL / ESL teacher needs to check out this site.

The site is completely free to use. (EDIT: They now charge a few of $30 for a year-subscription to use the site.) Teachers can create “classes” that their students can sign up for (free for public K-12 schools/teachers). Teachers can upload vocabulary words, and add pictures and audio. Most words on the site have pre-loaded audio from native speakers so students can hear proper pronunciation.

Teachers can assign specific drills to practice including translation, dictation, picture recognition, listening, and more. You can also create activities such as multiple choice, cloze activities, fill in the blank, and more (see pic)! Students get INSTANT FEEDBACK on their answers, and the ones they miss will repeat, so they practice the ones they don’t know even more.

vocab practice

All of my students have internet access as home so I have started using this website to assign homework to make sure my students practice their vocabulary. As a teacher you can see how long it took them to complete the assignment, which words they got wrong, and other information. If your student population does not have home access, take a trip to the computer lab. Be assured that every student will be engaged for the full class period.

Students DO need an account in order to practice your flashcards or to even create their own.

About spanishplans

Spanish Teacher in Chicago. Have studied or traveled to Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Uruguay. Have taught level 1 at middle and high school levels. Degree in Spanish and Master's in Teaching and Leadership. Blogger
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