Spaced Repetition for Vocabularly Aquisition

Language Learning through Technology at Gustavus

Students increase effectiveness of rote memorization by using an intelligent flashcard program and the principles behind spaced repetition. 

Key Tools / Technologies:

  • Computer, tablet, or smart phone
  • Flashcard program or app such as Anki

Pedagogical Rational:

Examples and Artifacts:

  • Creation of Anki decks corresponding to vocabularly terms in Units 1-3 of the Ritmos curriculum. There are two versions of the decks, one pronouncing each term with a female voice, the other with a male voice. Each card also contains a sentence in context from the curriculum materials, or created specifically for the card. Work was completed by Technology and Language Specailists, Spanish language tutors, and the Director of the Culpeper Language Learning Center.