Tuesday, March 2, 2010

byki flashcards for language learners

Yesterday, I had one of my co-workers ask me if I had seen byki? I hadn't heard of it before, but I was glad she introduced it to me. I really think it is very useful.

Byki is a flashcard program for learning languages. Here are some of the features that I love:
  • 3 step flashcards:
    • Step 1 - see (target language) & English, listen to the vocab in TL
    • Step 2 - see/hear TL; provide English
    • Step 3 - see English; provide TL; listen to TL
  • There are a dozen or so lists/lessons preloaded
  • You can upload your own vocabulary lists (see byki help menu for instructions)
  • Toggle sound for slow playback.
  • Progress tracking.
  • Vocabulary list sharing.
Below is a quick video preview of what it looks like and how it works.