Has anyone actually go on to become fluent in French after working through picrel? This book is not really for learning French but rather to help academics read French articles through recognising grammar and cognates. You don’t actually memorise any grammar and why it is used.
Even once you’ve completed the book, you haven’t really started reading in French either. You’ve simply learned how to translate the words in your head into English, you haven’t actually internalised any French, and therefore you probably get a worse level of elucidation then if you simply read a translation.
But has anyone actually gone on to develop fluency from this position, and if so how?