In my previous post, I mentioned that consistent use of foreign language flashcards is an effective tool for rapid language acquisition. (Here is an interesting infographic that summarizes a lot of the research in support of using flash cards to learn a foreign language.) If you want to learn Hebrew quickly, and you don’t want to purchase a set of physical cards or some expensive software program, there are actually several sites that allow you to make your own Hebrew flash cards online for free.
Below are seven of the best options. Each Hebrew flashcards maker has its own set of features and benefits, so be sure to read through the descriptions to see which one will be the most suitable for your needs:
Anki flash cards is a free, downloadable application for learning vocabulary words and phrases. It uses spaced repetition to help increase learning speed and memorization by repeating more often the terms you don’t know and gradually decreasing those that you do. Anki also supports a range of features including video and audio elements.
Quizlet is another free learning portal that I highly recommend. It offers several, feature-rich learning tools for students, including flashcards, various study modes, and games. Specifically, you can:
- Review your material, shuffle/randomize, or listen with audio.
- Type what you hear in its audio-powered study mode.
- Randomly generate tests based on your flashcard set.
- Race against the clock to drag and match terms/definitions.
- Type in the answer as terms/definitions scroll across the screen.
Cram.com has a decent selection of Hebrew flashcards from other users for you to study, memorize, and test yourself on. Use their web-based flashcard maker to create your own set of flashcards in Hebrew. Once you create your online flashcards, you will be able to study, export or share them with others. Cram also has a large app collection allowing you to find other mobile flashcards for your Android, iPhone or Windows device and learn on the go.
Flashcard Machine is a free service that can be used to create Hebrew flash cards online that can easily be shared with others. Other features include:
- The ability to collaborate with other users on a flashcard set.
- Add study reminders to saved study sessions.
- Auto-flip to iPhone app.
- Enhanced audio features to allow recording from microphone.
- One side at a time option for index card print mode.
Other Options to Make Free Hebrew Flash Cards Online
Fauxflash is an easy-to-use free flashcards maker that supports Hebrew characters.
Foreign Language Flashcards has a free, downloadable set of picture flashcard files without a language so you can create your own set of printable Hebrew picture flashcards.
Kitzkikz.com offers a no frills free printable flash card maker based on HTML.
Here is a nice rundown of some of the best flash card apps to help you learn Hebrew on the go.