I'm an English teacher from the Netherlands and I just love this site. Definitely a fun way to learn new vocabulary.
Anyway, about my question. I noticed that in some courses pictures that accompany the vocab are availabe. However, unlike with the verbal mnemonic, you have to click a tab first to view it.
I was wondering if it weren't better if pictures would always be visible. I've done some research on the use of pictures and remembering and the picture-superiority effect. I'm convinced that accompanying words with pictures will dramatically increase retention of words.
By the way, I apologize if this thread already exists somewhere on these forums. I'm new here and haven't had time yet to browse the entire site.
Thank you for your input, and also thank you to the creators of this website.