How do you use flashcards in your class? Watch Vikki, and then let us know how you use them by leaving a comment below. Remember to check out our flashcard maker too!

If you like the song at the end, have a look at LearnEnglish Kids.

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Submitted by inarakrivate on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 06:16


Thank you, Vikki, for your lesson! Could you show us another one, please!

Submitted by Doroteja on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 21:48


I use flashcards all the time, can't imagine teaching a foreign language without them. Kids love it, it makes everything easier. We introduce new words/structures with flashcards, revise, play all sorts of games. Thanks for your ideas!

Submitted by Sally Trowbridge (not verified) on Fri, 11/04/2011 - 11:05

In reply to by Ilinca Rutter


Lots of great practical ideas for using flashcards in this video. Thanks Vikki! Here’s more on flashcards and how to use them:

There are free printable flashcards on LearnEnglish Kids. Click on the link below and then search for ‘flashcards’:


 Hello!! I have a month with you and is really nice the website! I use many tips, strategies from here, congratulations and thanks for all the material, I love it!

I would like to ask you if is possible to create a dominoes game like yours with the program?

and how can I divide each card?

Thanks so much

Eduardo Guzman 

Submitted by Eddie GuzVel on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 01:15

In reply to by Sally Trowbridge (not verified)


 Thanks so much! yes, even I have downloaded one of them. I will practice a lot with flashcard maker because I have not found how to divide each card. It is really great (image, name and phonetics) and students like flashcard.

Have an excellent week!


Submitted by john.h32 on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 10:56


Thank you, for showing us a new and exciting lesson that we all can use in our class with our young learners.

Submitted by casister on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 10:25


Thank you Vikki, I will certainly use this lesson and now have several other ideas for future lessons. One point, could someone please tell me what Vikki says when she talks about the book and points. I can't quite catch the words.  Could I also ask where the book came from and how it's used.

Thanks again


Vikki says ‘….but he was still hungry….’ as she reads the story and points to the book.  The book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

For more ideas on how to use this book in class (as well as other picture books) you could read this article:



Submitted by Fidan 23 on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 10:50


Thank you very much for lesson. It was interesting for me. I will use it.

Submitted by ntaqvi on Fri, 11/11/2011 - 12:26


Very good lesson. The way of using flashcards is very impressive, attractive & useful

Submitted by Dr. Mona M Elsayed on Tue, 11/15/2011 - 06:35


Thanks a lot, Vikki, for the valuable lesson and the nice song "Going to the zoo" I like it very much. Could you please provide us with more. Thanks once again.

Submitted by Pilar Sobrino … on Fri, 11/18/2011 - 10:58


Thanks, flash-cards are useful for me, I'm teaching english in an Infant school. I'm from Spain.

Submitted by Gosiak on Mon, 11/28/2011 - 13:27


I love the flashcard maker. It's very useful but it would be even if one could colour pictures ;) 

Submitted by Fidan 23 on Wed, 11/30/2011 - 08:55


I want other flashcard maker lessons. Such courses is very interesting for me. 

Submitted by Karlsmith on Sat, 02/25/2012 - 05:10


I can't see this video,what should I do? Thank you for your help.


Hi Hulk

That's odd - the flash cards video seems to be working ok for me. Perhaps you could try using a different browser. Could you try again and then let us know if the problem continues?



Submitted by emanuelameca on Tue, 04/24/2012 - 17:59


I teach in an elementary school, that video , was a good one, thank you.

Submitted by celiapi on Sun, 02/22/2015 - 10:24


I use flashcards a lot with my young learners and they love them! I usually present the vocabulary by showing them the flashcard, repeating the word in different tones (loud, whisper, singing) and we describe the picture (colour, size, shape,...). Then comes the best, as students love touching the flashcards, we play different games with them, like hide and seek, cathegorizing in groups (colour, shape, parts of different rooms, to use at school, in the playground, ...). Flashcards are great because we can use them to plan different activities for different learning style's learners.

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