There, I said it! I don’t like flashcards and I never did. My loathing of these ubiquitous scraps of paper likely stems from my elementary school days, but now I can more clearly articulate why I don’t like them.
Standard vocabulary flashcards don’t provide a context, and context is one of the most important building blocks for language acquisition. Language, by its nature, is a contextual enterprise. I could wax poetic for a considerable amount of time on why I don’t like (L1-L2) flash cards, but I will refrain. The purpose of this post is to introduce something that I have been working on, Flash Scenes. This venture began as the integrative project for my Masters in Religion degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
I have designed several images to help students learn classical Hebrew vocabulary. I am a visual learner, and I wanted to create something that would aid students like me. I am not exactly sure what I will do with all of the vocabulary images that I have created, but I thought I would share with you a set I designed to help students begin to master some basic biblical Hebrew prepositions. I hope you enjoy!
(Click Here to access the Hebrew Preposition Slides or click on the Language Resource tab on the top of the page).
p.s. I invite you, the readers of this blog, to use these images; however, I ask that you do not house these images on another webpage. Instead of re-posting these images, please provide a hyperlink to this page. Also, if you would like a higher resolution image, then feel free to email me.