Has anyone heard of Mark Frobose, the language guy and his method. In his video at his website, he claims to be fluent in 5 languages. He seems to be an effective simplifier. “If you can say SOS, you can speak Spanish” he says.
Anything that simplifies language learning is a good thing. I think that he might be the American Michel Thomas.
I am always wary of methods that have you speaking right away. I think it is misleading to think that you can do any more than order a beer or find the bathroom. Once I grab?? a hold of a language I want to be able to read, understand, and communicate in a number of situations. But maybe most people just want a smattering of the language for that next trip to Paris or Mexico.