neumanc wrote:I think you are right. If I remember correctly, he advocates shadowing the last 10 or so lessons, each of them in a different stage of his shadowing method, beginning with blind shadowing. In his own words, he "peels the language like an onion." I have tried this with less than optimal results. Perhaps he has an especially musical mind that allows him to learn languages mainly through his ear. Or maybe I didn't observe "proper form"?
I have shadowed all of my Assimil content in... five languages, some more than others and some probably with better result than others (that is, better prosody and better timing). While I'm not sure I (back then) could quote lessons entirely from memory, chunks had definitely stuck, and one sentence led to another. My feeling is that it's related to the way you pick up a piece of music (or lyrics).
Anyway, I don't see anything wrong with reviewing the Assimil content in Anki. A good chunk is a good chunk. Content can be used in a number of ways. I'm pretty sure that learners who use Michel Thomas' courses do their best to memorise stuff too, even if he repeatedly says that they shouldn't try to remember.