Letter #1: The Number 1 tip I wish I had known before I started learning English

Hey Peter,so as I mentioned before I have many tips to share with you. Here is one of them.

When I started learning English, it was just another school subject I had to pass. The schooling system in my home country taught me English in a very analytical way.

What do I mean by that? Well, we studied English as if it was mathematics. 🙂 Most of the time we studied grammar rules and did boring exercises. As a result, I could explain loads of grammar rules, but I was unable to use them in real life.

Luckily, I liked English so much that when I got home I watched many English videos, read articles, listened to English podcasts and started making friends with foreigners online. I learned English in a practical way.

Soon I realised that my English is improving and I can actually use it without thinking about all the grammar rules.

So here’s the message I would like to share with you today:

When you learn English, it’s useful to understand grammar rules. But, don’t focus on them and don’t overanalyse them. Instead, expose yourself to real English – do whatever you like but do it in English – listen, watch, read and communicate. 🙂

Here are three simple actionable steps you can do right now to start learning English in a practical way online 🙂

  1. go to
  2. search for videos, articles and blogs that you are interested in (if you like cars, search for cars, if you like cooking – search for cooking, and so on… 🙂 )
  3. immerse yourself in the content and don’t worry if you don’t understand everything

Don’t treat English as something you have to study. Instead think about learning English as a natural fun activity. 🙂

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tip. There are definitely more to come. Thanks, and best of luck to you! Cheers!

Ivan from