Hi, I'm really frustrated this morning after reading one entry in tadoku.org but I have nobody to complain about it together, so I'm going to release all my concerns here and try to fill mind my mind with uplifting mood.
So, What I really don't understand is that why Mr.Sakai nonchalantly leave vicious entries, which sure keep people who are learning English from freeing themselves from an outdated English learning approaches and stepping forward to look for suitable ways to learn English on their own.
For example, there made an entry about Eigonodo, but I believe that approach is one of the mind control techniques and it has nothing to do with your improving listening ability.
It says you've got to pronounce English properly from the bottom of your throat if you want to understand spoken English. As long as you can't pronounce English with your throat, the you can't be understanding English.
Ha! What an absurd idea!! You know, I can understand spoken English at some level, say I can mark a good score at TOEIC, but I'm not able to use my throat in an ideal way to pronounce English and my English sound is definitely Japanese. Even with such bad pronunciation, I can communicate with others in English and that's because my English holds certain level of grammatical correctness and I can use fairly appropriate expressions along the situations, but not because I can utter good English actively using the bottom of my throat.
I can conclude that some of the widely advertised approaches of English learning target only beginners, so their trick will never come light. In the case of Eigonodo, you started to understand spoken English, not because you can manage to pronounce English from the bottom of your throat, but simply because you spent some time listening English, so your ears got used to the sound of English. Once you feel comfy surrounded by English sound, then you can relax, and chances are, you're ready to catch English sound as language.
That's said, I strongly think that tadoku.org shouldn't allow members to make a comment which doesn't have anything to do with Tadoku or Tachou. It's a pity if someone new to tadoku.org happen to read an entry about other learning methods, which have not yet proved to be useful or effective, and lured again into an appealing but unproductive approaches.
There is no easy way to master language, much less a magic like Eigonodo.