Chapter Three of Blank/Create your own picture flashcards

There are now three chapters in the Make your own Picture Flashcard section. Chapter three includes: Meat, Drinks, Dessert and Other Foods, Friends and Family, Greetings and Phrases, Time Words, Adjectives, and more Verbs.

Let me know how you are using these.

Chapter Two of Blank Picture Flashcards

Now you can download Chapter Two, or the individual sections, including the following topics:

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • In the City
  • Money
  • Questions and Adjectives
  • Verbs
  • Please don’t forget to email me the new translations so I can post them onto the site!

    Make your own Flashcards

    I have just added the first chapter of what I hope will be a great aid to helping you create your own picture flashcards, and help make more flashcard files in different languages available! For the quick info, click here to go to the Make your own Flashcards page.

    If you want to know more, keep reading…

    My initial vision has been to create picture flashcards in as many different languages as possible, especially the languages that have fewer commercial learning tools available. I have relied on web based resources, and volunteers who have supplied me with some translations. Last October Cristina sent me all twelve chapters of the Estonian language. I was so excited, as it was the first time anyone had done all the files. Well, it is almost 4 months later, and I have only gotten the first few chapters reformatted and online. I feel awful that she did so much work, and I have been so slow in completing it. This has led me to rethink how to make the cards available, and how to expedite getting the new flashcards onto the website. So, I have begun making the Microsoft Word documents available, with the pictures and blank spaces, as a form, so you can easily enter the words for the new language, and see the picture, so you can better fit the translation to the image. I have also split up the files into smaller groups so you can just do the ones you are interested in, and it doesn’t seem like such a huge task.

    Hopefully you will find this useful. I have the first chapter available, and the 5 groups from within that chapter here. Take a look and let me know what you think. I will be adding more forms in the coming weeks.

    Estonian Flashcards / Updates

    Just because I haven’t posted anything for several months, that doesn’t mean good things haven’t been happening!! In mid October of 2007 Cristina Saar emailed me translations of all the files – travel lists and chapters 1-10 – for the Estonian language. I have posted Chapters One and Two, and will begin posting the others as soon as I finish converting them. Cristina has been so nice to work with, and she has been extremely patient with me while I have been creating the files and sending them to her for review.

    She has also been very helpful in giving suggestions for how to make it easier to create new word lists. As I am creating the Estonian flashcard files, I am taking extra time to create a standard set of picture files, with blank lines where the translation should go, that anyone can download and fill in the language they want. I may also separate the chapters so it will be easier to customize the words you want to learn. My hope is that others will be able to easily create their own files, and then upload them to share with others.

    Keep checking back, or register on the site to be notified for new postings. I think you will enjoy the changes.