(Originally posted on February 2, 2008, in the original Random Dewey blog)
How to Learn Any Language by Barry Farber. The method he advocates consists of a combination of methods. He starts with five lessons from a grammar book, then moves on to a multi-track attack. His tools are: a magazine or newspaper, a highlighter, a dictionary, blank flash cards, the rest of the grammar book, and an audio course.
I read this book because I was looking for ideas for refreshing my Spanish. My multi-track attack consists of a grammar book, a vocabulary book, audio books in the car, reading kid or teen books (because they tend to have more of the everyday language), and watching dubbed 80′s TV on a local channel on weekends (Xena, Hercules, original BSG, Quantum Leap, Incredible Hulk, Magnum PI and Miami Vice — I love educational TV!).