The Antimoon Method


According to the Antimoon website:

typical English classes are not an effective way to learn English. They produce very slow progress, espe­cially after you reach the interme­diate level. Most learners, after years of attending classes, cannot speak English without making a lot of mistakes in grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Instead, the Antimoon Method requires “massive amounts of input”, such as reading 60 pages and listening to 6 hours of English every week. It advises you not to focus on grammar rules. You should try to eliminate mistakes early on.

The site identifies seven myths:

  1. The best way to learn a foreign language is to go to a foreign country
  2. The best way to learn a foreign language is to speak it
  3. It is OK to make mistakes
  4. As a beginner, you’re bound to make a lot of mistakes
  5. You are a foreigner, therefore you will always have a foreign accent
  6. If you didn’t learn a foreign language as a child, you will never be fully proficient in its grammar
  7. Studying pronunciation is not important

You can read more about the Antimoon Method here.