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.


Step-by-Step Instructions

You can also follow the instructions below.

Step 1

Log in to your account here:

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Step 2

Once you have successfully logged in, click on Materials then select Flashcards from the drop-down menu.

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 flashcards category or after choosing a subcategory (e.g., Nuts & Seeds), 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 Previous or 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 blue 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, click Select All (above or below 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, click Deselect All or Clear All. This will remove all the images from your list within that category (e.g., all the Nuts & Seeds 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 blue border will be removed).

Step 7

To include images from other subcategories (within the main category) in your set, click the tag box in the top left corner to switch to a different subcategory (e.g., Desserts). 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. Click 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., Clothing & Accessories) and select a subcategory (e.g., Shoes & Footwear). 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, click the Manage box on the left side of the page.

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

Step 11

You can save, delete, select all, deselect all or access your print settings before printing off the flashcards in your set by clicking on the corresponding buttons.

Clicking on Save will allow you to save your flashcard set.  If you do not have any folders created, you will be taken to the Create Folder section by default.  Fill in the name for the folder and you can also add a description for easy reference.  Click Save to New Folder when ready.

Once it has been saved, you will see the name of the folder as the name of the flashcard set you created.


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!