I asked Sachi to tear the plastic off Michel Thomas’s Hindi course. Then both of us sat down to listen.
For me, a lot of vocabulary, syntax and grammar fell immediately into place. After all, I did spend 18 months in India, even if it was 34 years ago.
As for the MT approach, there are aspects that I enjoy, and others that I don’t. For example, listening is good. But the insistence on reproducing the language from the start doesn’t sit as well with me.
Oh well, it’s early days. Let me listen right through a couple of times.