1. Try to retrieve word meaning before looking at the gloss or definition on the other side.
2. Practice with word cards in small intervals, rather than concentrating the rehearsal process in a single time period. The more widely spaced the repetitions, the better.
3. Make use of newspapers and other resources in each practice session.
4. Vocalize each word when looking at it to promote deep processing and long-term storage.
5. Use to learn it in your mother tongue , at least during early stages of learning; translations are easier to understand.
6. Practice pronouncing difficult words, using mnemonic or word attack strategies to break them into morphological units. Try to use especially difficult words in sentences.
7. Avoid placing related words (synonyms, antonyms, hyponyms, and so on) together.
8. Once items have been learned receptively, advance to productive learning by constructing sentences with new items, using them in writing assignments, and so on.