The sandwich method of vocabulary learning is a technique that aims to support memory and make learning more effective. The method consists of three steps, similar to a sandwich:
- First term: choose a word or vocabulary you want to learn and write it down. This is the “first term” in the sandwich method.
- Intermediate space: Write down the meaning, definition or translation of the word. This part of the sandwich serves as the “space” between the terms.
- Second term: Write down an example sentence, picture or mnemonic to use the term in context. This is the “second term” in the sandwich method.
By linking the term, the meaning and the context, you can make vocabulary learning more effective. The sandwich method uses association and repetition to help memorise vocabulary.