Word lists and technology

2 Feb

In recent years, there has been an explosion of developments for mobile learning and quite a few of these offer technological versions of word card / word list study.

Two which have caught my attention are Gengo Flashcards – see http://www.innovativelanguage.com/products/iphone?id=50 and the British Council’s MyWordBook – see http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/mobile-learning/mywordbook

For more information about apps that may help learners with vocabulary acquisition, have a look at this post on the Education Technology in ELT blog: http://educationaltechnologyinelt.blogspot.com/2011/10/iphone-ipod-touch-and-ipad-apps-for-elt.html

Other blogs which will be handy for keeping up to date with the latest technological developments include:






2 Responses to “Word lists and technology”

  1. Rachel Williams May 10, 2012 at 7:24 pm #


    Everyone really enjoyed your talk in Bournemouth last night, all talking about it this morning in the staffroom. Most of what you said just seemed so simple and sensible with activities that were easy to use.

    I use flashcards for my own language learning. I use ankidroid, (slightly complicated for novice users) and quizlets -easy to use in the classroom and out. They also have apps for use on the go, come with quizzes and pictures and can be tailored for each class.


    I’m definitely going to make more use of them in class from now on.

    Thanks again.

    Rachel – Teacher at Anglo

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