Long used and proven to produce results, flashcards help your mind associate words for quick retention. Skip kitchen utensils, family tree words, and zoo animals – you can learn those terms when you get more comfortable with the language. Instead, select the 100 most common words. Hand-write the foreign word on one side. This not only helps to get the cards completed but also to help build your familiarity with the foreign terms. On the reverse side, you can use Paper Mate Flair Pens to sketch out an image of the term or write its English equivalent.