When you’re in that maddening spot where you can’t seem to put a comprehensible sentence together, look to these metaphors for inspiration.
1. A Desk Covered in Scraps
Language learning is like a desk covered in bits of fabric, old ceramics, shiny plastic buttons, rough pieces of recycled paper. You sit down before the desk and sigh. But then, inspiration strikes, and you start sorting through the bits and pieces and putting together a mosaic. And before you know it, all the disparate scraps come together, and you have….a conversation.
The point: let go of your obsession with logic and order, and get scrappy. Figure out how to piece together what you know and make it work.