In This Chapter
Designing a variety of flashcards
Using flashcards in different ways
Teaching lower-level students with a flashcards-based lesson
Flashcards are a very traditional teaching resource. Many people envisage a teacher to be a person who sits in front of groups of children showing flashcards for vocabulary and spelling. In reality, flashcards are effective for this purpose, but they’re also ideal for introducing ideas and fixing them in the memories of children and adults alike.
In this chapter, I talk about the advantages of using flashcards in TEFL and the different ways to use them. Then I give you an example of a lesson plan in which you use flashcards as the core resource with elementary-level students.
Flashcards have become a popular resource among educators for many reasons: