Received on 18 September 2012. Compiled from several messages and translated from Polish by Tomasz P. Szynalski.
I’m 19 years old and I’m a beginner user of the Antimoon Method. I came across your site toward the end of May. In June, I went to England for two months. During the first month, I had no contact with native speakers. Instead, I tried to watch as much English TV (with subtitles) and listen to as much English radio as possible. I also watched American TV series (e.g. Lost) and cartoons (South Park).
I didn’t have to wait long to experience the results. The English language started “playing” in my head, like a song that you like and listen to all the time. When I had my first opportunity to talk to a native speaker, I felt I could express my thoughts much more easily than before (for example, in high school, where we had to speak about various topics in English). During conversation, I noticed I started using grammatical structures that I had never used before. It’s a very cool experience that I had never managed to have when learning with traditional methods (I had attended English classes at school between the ages of 10 and 18).
My listening comprehension also improved. I also had access to the paper version of the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (7th edition). I often browsed through this dictionary. Watching TV, listening to the radio and reading the dictionary caused a dramatic growth in my English vocabulary. I’m still not satisfied with my English level, but the results I’m getting motivate me to keep learning.