Learning app for vocabulary or foreign languages. FREE for Google Slides or PowerPoint

Don’t let the example fool you! You can use this “app” in a number of ways! – Please watch the video instructions on how to set it up first.

I wanted to create a learning app using Google Slides, so this template started backwards, first as a finished product and then I replicated it as template.

The preview below is from the finished product (an app to learn Spanish), and you can get a copy of the Google Slides file here. But, the buttons underneath the preview are for the blank template, so you can use this however you like!

To set it up, watch this video or read the instructions below.

First, go to Slide > Edit Master. On the first layout you can add your title.

On the “Practice” layout, replace the nine images for your own. Right click each of them, and select ‘Replace image’

On the “Instructions” layout add your instructions or description. What are your students going to learn using this “app”.

On the “Vocabulary” layout, instead of adding images, you have to type in words, what word describes your first image? and your second? and so on. Remember the order. Image 1 on this layout will have to indicate what Image 1 you added on the second layout. And the same for the other eight images.

The following 9 layouts called “Vocabulary Cards” are for you to insert one image per layout (again, image 1, has to be the same across all layouts, same for the other eight.) Here you can also add some text. For example, that word or concept being used in a sentence.

Layout “Ok”, is the “That’s correct” answer. Customize your message as you like.

The “Try again layout”, is the “Oops, do you want to try again”. Customize it however you like.

The “Final Slide” layout is the end slide, it’s what your students will see when the finish practicing. Again, customize it as you like.

Now, close the master. It’s time to start working on the slides.

On slides 1, 2 and 3, you don’t have to do anything.

On slides 4 to 12, you only have insert your audio files. You can use Mote for that or if you already have the audio files in your Drive, click on Insert > Audio. I like to replace the audio icon for a transparent image (if you want to do it too: right click the audio icon, select ‘Replace image’ and use a completely transparent image) place it on top of the green and white audio icon.

On slides 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31, 34 and 37, you have to record and insert an audio that’s only “true” for one of the images. You don’t have to follow any order here. – Place the audio icon or transparent image on top of the green and white audio icon.

On each of these slides (13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31, 34 and 37) there are 9 transparent shapes that already have links on them. 1 of the links is set to take you to the “correct!” slide, and 8 are set to take you to the “incorrect!” slide.

Now, it’s time for you to move them in order for the “correct!” link to match the audio file. For example, on slide 13, the correct answer is set to image 6, but if your audio is “true” for image 9, move the correct link over to 9 and the incorrect over to 6. If you have any doubts, please watch the video from minute 6.30. You’ll need to repeat this step on each of these slides (13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31, 34 and 37).

To customize the text on the following buttons: “Start, Learn, Practice, Next and Yes!” Click on Edit > Find and Replace, and for example, Find: Start – Replace with: Comencemos, and click on “Replace all”.

Once you have done all of the above, it’s time to click on File > Publish to the web, and share your app!

If you want to change its colors, go to Slide > Edit Master and change the accents.

The Google Slides version includes “correct” / “incorrect” sounds. These audio files are not available for the PowerPoint version.