Picture or word in native langauge on one side, target language word on the other.

Show one side and then the other. See how fast you can get through the whole pack.

There must be better uses for flashcards than this…

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About Eleanor Gordon

Jobseeker with an interest in the arts, trained in languages and education.

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  1. Jane Croft says:

    Hi! One of my favourite uses of double sided flashcards is the football game. Students work in threes – the ref and the teams. You will need simple laminated football pitches – with about three circles in each side for a counter (the ball) to move towards the goal – I hope this makes sense. The ref shows both players the card (I usually ask them to show the TL first) and the first person to say the word in English gets to move the counter one circle closer to the goal. In this way the counter goes back and forth until a goal is scored. Obviously when familiar with the cards they can show the English with students having to shout out the TL. It’s usually exceptionally noisy as it is so competitive but students like it and you can actually introduce vocab in this way.

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