Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today, Lindsay and Michelle discuss how to go from obsessing over the rules, to freeing your mind to get more creative with your English!


Learning English can be a lot like learning a musical instrument.  In the beginning, you might focus intensely on the rules.  You have to, because you need a foundation — you can’t improvise without that.

But once you know the basic rules, you need to think about exploring and experimenting, and fluency.  Think about learning English as a creative process.

Also, remember that connecting to other people isn’t a matter of rules.  It’s a matter of fluid interaction. For that, you need to put down the grammar book and be willing to make mistakes.


Are the rules holding you up?

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