As I've learnt my seven foreign languages, I've experimented with dozens of different ways of learning vocabulary.
I've filled hundreds of notebooks with random words and phrases that I've picked up...only to find myself totally disorganised with no way of actually learning it all.
Everything changed when I discovered flashcard software powered by "Spaced Repetition". It's a really simple system where a piece of software (on your computer, or an app on your phone) controls how often you see certain words when you're studying them.
They're extremely effective and are used by many of the most successful language learners around the world.
Even better, most of the time they're free!
But here's the thing: If you've experimented with flashcards before, you'll know that it can get very complicated, very quickly.
In fact, most people who try out flashcards will simply give up.
This is because there are dozens of options and settings, and an unlimited number of possible approaches to studying.
But I've now got it down to something of a fine art.
It's based partly on my understanding of the software (and how to use it), and partly on my understanding of how to learn languages effectively...and it's a lethal combination!
My system for studying with flashcards cuts out 99% of the options, eliminates all confusion, and gives you a dead-simple, easy-to-understand, and highly effective way to learn vocabulary quickly.
It's so simple, I'm fairly confident my cat could do it...