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Vocabulary Tools

Flashcard Resources

Flashcards are a great way to learn vocabulary and practice forming simple sentences. Check out these resources:


Create your own study sets, or find existing ones. Then use the learning tools on the site to study the items in your study set. Note the “Long Term Learning” mode, which uses spaced repetition, and the games “Gravity” and “Scatter.” Free (or upgrade for more features and no ads). Their database includes translations and audio for a large set of core vocabulary. Use the search function to look for already published flashcards sets for your language!


Uses spaced repetition and encourages you to choose or create “memes” [mnemonics] to help you remember words. Choose from existing memes, or make up your own. Create your own study sets, or find existing ones.


Free for Android, $25 for the iPhone app, Free for Windows download. VERY customizable, and uses spaced repetition ==> worth looking at if you’re interested in making flashcards suited to your particular learning preferences. It’s easy to customize the app, and easy to add images, audio etc. to the cards. Create your own study sets, or find existing ones.


Utilizes spaced repetition. Free web application and mobile app. Create your own flashcards, collaborate with others, synch your web application with your mobile app, and study smarter


Make 3-sided cards; the 3rd side is a “hint.” According to a user comment in the “Flip, Flip, Flip” article (see below), “it’s got a nice feature called Cram Mode that is very useful for spaced repetion work.”

Chegg Prep

FREE service students can use to find, create, share and study flashcards for any subject -- without a monthly subscription. In addition, thanks to their recent acquisition of StudyBlue, we’ve opened up a massive repository of 20M+ already-created-flashcards for students to study or use in their own flashcard decks.

How To Use Flashcards to Support Language Learning

Thank you to the Germanic Languages and Literatures Department for organizing many components of this page. For German language learners, check out their detailed Vokabeln section!

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