One of the crazy, useless things I do is to collect old methods of English learning. Sorry; I don’t know if my short number of old books – somewhere between forty and fifty – could stand the name of collection, but that is what there is. They don’t show a nice appearance, some of them dirty, full of dust and not very well preserved, indeed.
I’ve been collecting them along the years. I’ve got them in the rag fair which takes place every Sunday morning or in the old book annual fair.
I’ve thought that one of the ways to make them appear a little less useless and clean the dust that covers them, is – from now and then - to show here some of the shocking things you can find inside. It may be also considered as a way to compare the kind of learning people used to receive years ago and the one we are involved now.
"El Inglés sin Esfuerzo" from Assimil was used by thousands of students in