Study Guidance

Recommended Resources for all intermediate level students

Daily / Weekly Tasks Audio Input Listen to some English audio – I recommend Learn Real English Conversations or EnglishClass101 Put the audio files on your smartphone and listen to them when you have free time (see this tutorial) See Attacking Language Dialogues to read about the best way to study this material Video Input…

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Adding files to Google Play

Intro In this tutorial I will demonstrate how to download audio files from Google Drive and upload them to Google Play. You can use Google Play on any device to listen to the audio files. Tutorial Open the link to the audio files and select the download option in the drop-down menu. Open your Google…

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Anki Stats – Checking your progress

Intro Anki keeps lots of information about your learning. This information is called Anki Stats. It’s like your “grade.” In this tutorial, you can see some of my Anki stats and compare them to yours. Tutorial Click on the little graph icon next to the sync button in the Deck Selection Window. There is a…

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I don’t know how to choose i+1 sentences – Glossika sentences

Intro For some people, it’s very hard to choose i+1 sentences. Don’t worry. Someone has already solved this problem for you. Glossika has a collection of 3,000 sentences, from basic to advanced English. The sentences will teach you the most common vocabulary and grammar that you need to know in order to speak English fluently.…

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Choosing cards from your Anki notes

The 11 different EFA Cards English First Aid uses an abbreviation system for the 11 different EFA cards.  These are the same abbreviations you can see in the upper right corner of each card. Every time you study a new sentence, you have to choose your cards.  What cards can you choose?  Which cards should…

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Balancing Anki review time and input time

Don’t spend too much time with Anki.  You need time for reading/watching movies too! As you get input every day and collect words and sentences, the number of cards in your daily Anki review will grow.  Sometimes your daily Anki review will be long; sometimes it will be short.  Anki reviews become longer when you add…

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How to study with the Antimoon Method

Intro The Antimoon Method is very simple.  It’s so simple that it’s hard to believe.  But it is the way that most polyglots (people who speak many languages fluently) learn languages.  Polyglots aren’t geniuses, they just know how to study language right.  If you follow their study habits, you can learn like they do. I can…

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