I spent a few contemplative hours this morning going through some of my dozens of notebooks of poetry and philosophy/aphorisms, written over the last 30+ years.
As I was reading one, I came across this list of points on “How To Learn English”. I remember writing this before my first ever conference presentation, my second year of teaching. If memory serves me well, it was in Ostrov Nad Labem, Czech Rep. 1992. Looking at it now, still rings mostly true.