“No word seems to be enough to explain to you my happiness when I received these lessons.” 
–Antoine Jean Penel, France

Rule 2:  A Story From Angelina

My name is Angelina and I’m a student from Paraguay.  When I started learning with A.J., I couldn’t speak any English.  I had studied English grammar many years, but I couldn’t speak.

The first day with A.J.’s system I thought I would study grammar.  However, he surprised me because he never taught grammar rules. Instead, he told a story.  He told it many times, in a strange way. He constantly asked questions, and I answered the questions.  The questions were super-easy. Honestly, I was a little confused.  I thought he was kind of a crazy teacher 🙂  I thought I needed to learn more grammar.

I continued with Effortless English and then, after only two weeks, something amazing happened.  My English speaking improved!  My friends asked me, ‘How are you improving so quickly?’

I realized that A.J. was quite clever, and the stories and questions and articles were teaching me to speak English, without studying grammar rules.  Wow!

Angelina is a great student.  She learned extra fast because she listened to our lessons 5 hours a day. However, you can improve with just one hour a day. You can get the same results… but you must follow Rule 2.

“I began the lessons 5 months ago. I work with General Electric as a contractor. Well, I went to Atlanta, GA, USA last November (a whole month!) for training purposes. I was very surprised because I realized that the method works. I felt confident and relaxed all the time. During the meetings I could understand 90% of the conversation. When I spoke, the words came out automatically.”
–Vicente Gonzalez, Mexico

RULE 2: Don’t Study Grammar

Angelina quickly improved speaking– when she stopped studying grammar.  This is your second rule.

Stop studying grammar.
Stop studying grammar.

Right now.  Stop.  Put away your grammar books and textbooks.  Grammar rules teach you to think about English, you want to speak automatically– without thinking!

With our Effortless English system, you learn English without grammar study.  Your speaking improves quickly.  You succeed.  You speak English naturally. So Rule 2 is:  Don’t Study Grammar!


“Before I knew you I looked for a lot programs and courses to improve my English, especially in speaking, but they didn’t work. It was a waste of time and money. From now I am insisting on your lessons and am getting better!”
–Ha Nguyen, Vietnam

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10 thoughts on “Rule 2: Don’t Study Grammar

  1. i wanna learn english grammar but you said dont study grammar. how can i learn and use english grammar correctly?

  2. Hello,
    This is a very good question. Yes we say do not study english grammar rules. But of course you want to learn and use english grammar correctly. We will teach you how to learn english grammar easily without study grammar rules in Rule 5. Now please look at our Rule 5: Use Point Of View Mini Stories

  3. dear teacher:
    thank you so much for sending me rule 2 it is realy benefit for me to improve my english

  4. This ‘Don’t study grammar’ buzz phrase is just another marketing trick. This attitude is shared by those who despite having been struggling with English grammar still can’t use it. Those English-teaching scammers know too well how much hard it is to understand foreign grammar fast, so they try to deceive you by saying that they can make you speak FLUENT English with no grammar. Are you kidding? At what level? A hillbilly? Maybe natives don’t use grammar? And then, how can one speak a foreign language without knowing how to put words into sentences or clauses. And that’s what grammar is for!

  5. Of course, these 7 rules of Effortless English are for English learners who can understand basic English when they read or listen. Lots of people can not speak English even though they know grammar rules and lots of vocabulary. So AJ Hoge (director of Effortless English) said “do not study grammar“. Because, there is no time to think when you speak. You have to speak automatically and effortlessly.

    However AJ Hoge did not say that “do not learn grammar”. You can learn grammar without study them. Just like little children do. You can learn to use correct grammar by listening Point of view stories automatically and naturally. Click here to watch the video for Rule number 5, to discover how to leanr grammar automatically.

  6. hi…. ı thınk ı know all of the grammer rules but when ı speak ı forget these rules 🙁 what can ı do to solve thıs problem ? and how long tıme wıll ıt take from me ? ıf you gıve me an answer ı wıll be to happy … byee

  7. hi … i have 1 question . how can i differntiate between American and British accent .


  8. Hi Hamidreza, you should follow Effortless English 7 rules to improve your English speaking fast.

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