How to Create & Save Flashcard Sets

ESL Library has over 2,000 flashcards to help students learn vocabulary. You can use them to elicit, practice, or review vocabulary or grammar structures with your students. Use them as a warm-up, filler, or review for a related lesson. You can even use them as a vocabulary or grammar lesson unto themselves.


Here is a video to help you create and save ESL Library flashcards:

Step-by-Step Instructions

You can also follow the instructions below.

Step 1

Log in to your account here:

Log In

Step 2

Once you have successfully logged in, click on the Flashcards tab (see below).

Step 3

After landing on the Flashcards page, you will see a list of main categories to choose from. Each title can be clicked to display the subcategories for that topic. You may then click on a subcategory title to view that group of flashcards, or click "View All" to browse through all the flashcards within the main category.

Step 4

If you've clicked the "View All" button, the flashcard set will open all the images within a main category. The flashcards will be organized alphabetically. You can also click on the tag box (that says "All") in the top left corner to expand the subcategory titles.

Step 5

From the main category flashcards or after choosing a subcategory (e.g., Farm Animals), you can browse through the thumbnails of the flashcards. Clicking on the magnifying glass beneath the flashcard will open a larger version of the image. 

Close the larger version by clicking on the "x" in the top right corner of the image. You can also browse through the section while looking at the larger images by clicking "Next" after you view each larger image. 

Step 6

To create your flashcard set, click on the images that you would like to add. The image name will appear on your flashcard list on the left side of the page after it has been added. Once selected, the image will also have a green border around it to make it easier to see what has already been selected. The list on the left side will update as you select additional images. 

Tip: If you would like to select all the images in a category/subcategory, you can simply click "Select All" (above the images). After doing this, each image in the category will be added to the list on the left side of the page. To remove all the images from your selected flashcards list, you can click "Deselect All." This will remove all the images from your list within that category (e.g., all the Farm Animals flashcards).

You can also remove flashcards from your list by clicking the small "x" next to the flashcard name. This will remove the image from your list and will also deselect the image (i.e., the green border will be removed).

Step 7

To include images from other subcategories (within the main category) in your set, hit the tag box in the top left corner to switch to a different subcategory (e.g., Insects). Select the images from this subcategory to add to your flashcard set on the left side of the page.

Step 8

You can also include images from different main categories by going back to the main Flashcards page. Hit the "Flashcards" link in the top left corner to get back to the main Flashcards page.

Step 9

On the main Flashcards page, you can expand another main category (e.g., Food & Drink) and select a subcategory (e.g., Vegetables). Then select the images you would like to include in your current set.

The selected images will continue to appear in your list on the left side of the page.

Step 10 

When you are ready to save and/or print the flashcards in your set, simply hit the "Save/Print" box on the left side of the page.

Please note: If you do not select Save/Print and simply abandon the page, the images will automatically stay in your list until you delete, save, or print the flashcards.

For detailed instructions on how to print the flashcards in your set, please refer to this article: How to Print Flashcard Sets.

Please contact us if you have any difficulty creating or saving flashcard sets. We hope you enjoy using our flashcards with your students!

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PS. Here is a blog post with 10 ways to use Flashcards in class!