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I’m Tomasz P. Szynalski from Wroclaw, Poland. In the 1990s, my friend MRW and I taught ourselves to speak English fluently (with a pretty native-like American accent) in about 3 years, using some unorthodox learning techniques. In 2001, we founded Antimoon — a website to share the methods that had worked so well for us.

On this blog, you will find information about new articles on the Antimoon website and other news of interest to people who are serious about learning English.

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5 Comments so far ↓

  • Igor

    Hello Tomasz.

    Great site, great blog.

  • Mioni

    Like this blog.. thanks before

  • Sam Beeton

    Could you please update your excellent review of English student dictionaries. There doesn’t seem to be anything like it. What about dictionaries for intermediate and pre-intermediate?
    Thanks very much

    • Tom

      1) It takes a week to write something like that.
      2) There is not enough user interest.
      3) I suspect most learners use free dictionaries on the Web. Some are only available on the Web (e.g. the Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary, which is very good). So why read a review if you can just try them out for free?
      4) I’m reasonably sure nothing can beat LDOCE5 with the LDOCE Viewer.

      • templarseeker

        While Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English provides one of the best word definitions I ever seen and other useful features and I agree its one of the best Dictionary Software… I find Longman’s Thesaurus features are somehow lacking in particular. Microsoft Encarta’s Dictionary 2009 Edition is somehow better in terms of finding a word’s particular Synonym or Antonyms. I’m a technical writer of sorts so I often use more 2 to 3 whenever I write stuffs for my crazy boss (snicker).

        Before my only software dictionaries was Encyclopedia Encarta and Encyclopedia Britannica build-in dictionaries, however since stumbling upon your website and discovering other dictionary softwares especially Longman and Cambridge. I tested them out and they some to function quite nicely that fits my own needs!

        You should also try using offline Encyclopedias mentioned above since their dictionaries are very good as well! Thanks for the great recommendations and website as a whole!

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