QUICKSTART GUIDE and Tutorial Directory

Required Reading

Setting up your computer for EFA flashcards

Intro

Welcome to the Quickstart Guide.  This page has everything you need to know to use English First Aid.

There are two main parts of your daily routine: INPUT and ANKI REVIEW. Input is very important and must be personal for you.  Do you like the show Game of Thrones? Two and a half Men?  How about some Spiderman? Choose a movie, TV show, book, comic book or other reading material that you really enjoy. If it is something you really like, you will enjoy EFA.

This is the primary routine for studying English with English First Aid:

  1. Enjoy getting some input
  2. Collect i+1 sentences
  3. Request/make flashcards
  4. Study flashcards
  5. Repeat steps 1-4

Refer back to this guide to help you study.  English First Aid does not have any kind of “textbook.”  The Antimoon website is an important EFA resource and we recommend reading the content on this website often.  EFA cards will work best if you use them in combination with the Antimoon website.

This is a lot of information, but don’t worry.  We are here to guide you every step of the way.

HAVE FUN!

The most important thing is that you are having fun.  After you learn how to use the EFA website and your EFA cards, you will have a lot of fun.  We are confident that you can learn English very fast if you follow these instructions.

EFA is different from other methods because you are having fun while improving your English.  That’s the EFA way: Have fun and learn at the same time!

We wish you the best on your journey to English mastery!

TUTORIAL DIRECTORY

**NEW TUTORIALS**

What are English First Aid Flashcards

NEW EFA 3.0 Flashcard tutorial

The Basics

How to study with the Antimoon Method

English First Aid Terminology

How to read the EFA website

Anki 101

HOW TO STUDY YOUR EFA CARDS

Different cards to learn different information

Choosing cards from your Anki notes

How to request EFA cards

600 Picture-Word Cards

Why you should use IPA transcriptions

Learning English with movies

Returning EFA Cards

Getting input

Balancing Anki review time and input time

The English Gold Mine

REQUESTING MOVIE/TV SHOW DECKS

Extra help

Organizing your flashcards (DIY)

Using Anki and your dictionary together

THE BIG EXAMPLES PAGE

Add subtitles in your native language to your movie cards

Searching for words in your EFA Cards

DIY

Creating EFA Flashcards – Tutorial Directory

Tagging Anki notes

Merging movie decks with your EFA Cards

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