I mentioned 'memrise' website and appilication. (a disclaimer:P "I don't have any interest in giving this name. I just use it and like it a lot.) There are many 'ready' courses which you can use right off the bat. You can do the search and I'm sure you will find a level which suits you. It's like community sharing. People create courses and others can use them. It saves time on putting time aside. Though, the courses are not tailored exactly for you.Smudger5150 wrote: ↑Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:43 pmI'm not bilingual so you don't want to hear from me, strictly speaking....but I couldn't resist commenting!
However, the ideas the book (and site) outline are things like the using flashcards with spaced repetition methods (Anki is a free tool that does this) along with targeting the most used words in a language 1st as well as a few other good ideas.
The spaced repetition idea (which I think someone mentioned earlier in this thread) is really the big thing, for me, which could/should help someone to learn a language. The basic idea being that if you test yourself on the things that you are just about to forget or have just forgot, then you will get them into long term memory by testing your recall when this happens. But like everything, you still need to put time aside to get started (my problem at the moment - setting the flashcards up in anki...) and then continuing to use the method.
I did French at school and my wife did German so if we dust off our school books then maybe we can get our little one up to 4 languages!