Course of Using flashcards in ELT by Grade University

Using Flashcards in ELT

You can buy this Course for $ 59 or try Demo first

About the course

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New to TEFL/TESOL, Experienced

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Your Students

Adults, Teenagers, Young learners

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Required time

8 hours

Flashcards are one of the classic teaching tools. They promote learning through active recall, which is one of the practices through which our brains learn most effectively. 

In this course we are going to:

  • look at the features of flashcards
  • analyse the most efficient ways to use flashcards in the classroom for teaching vocabulary and grammar
  • demonstrate the ways teachers can use flashcards for controlled and freer practice as well as for revision
  • look at ways to use flashcards in YL and adult classrooms
  • provide you with some ideas for making your own flashcards

After taking this course, you will be better able to use flashcards as an effective tool in your teaching practice.

Course Program (in Ukrainian)

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  • Activities
  • YL
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Teaching tools

Course authors and tutors

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Lidiya Simak

Course Author, Course Tutor

YL DOS, CELTA, CELT-P/S Course trainer, TKT Course creator

What's in the course?

Variety of inputs
Video lessons and texts for reading with tasks to keep you engaged

Interactive practice tasks 
To help you better understand the concepts and immediately implement new knowledge and skills 

Self-reflection tasks
To help you evaluate and improve your own teaching

Selection of activities
Video demonstrations of activities that include using flashcards for various purposes

Tips and strategies
Practical advice and solutions for using flashcards as a teaching tool in your YL or adult classrooms

Knowledge bank
To keep the new knowledge organised and to give you the opportunity to return to it when needed

Final test
To track your progress and a must if you would like to receive a certificate

Useful resources
For further reading and study

Course Outline

Strict Order

This course consists of integral units that should be done in a strict order. Within each unit, the tasks follow a strict order and should be done one by one.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course you will find out: 

  • basic characteristics of flashcards
  • the use of flashcards for different learning purposes
  • various activities with flashcards
  • ideas for creating your own flashcards

The skills you will learn:

  • how to use flashcards in class
  • how to make your own flashcards
  • teaching vocabulary and grammar with flashcards
  • practicing aural and visual recognition, drilling techniques
  • organising pairwork, controlled and freer practice activities with flashcards
  • using flashcards in YL class


Based on the results of the final test you will get:

0–69% — Certificate of Attendance

70–89% — Certificate of Completion

90–100% — Certificate of Completion with Merit

Certificate will appear in your Profile.

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