Updated: Dec 13, 2020
The glue is the grammar and the mumble-jumble are all the Spanish words going around in your head or lists of words you are trying to learn. For an adult learner the main goal is to start communicating and trying a proactive approach to learning.
So which is first the grammar or the vocabulary ?
To make learning enjoyable we need to express and interact first, that's what makes it all worthwhile. The grammar can be taken in stages, so that it makes sense to yourself first. When it makes sense to the learner then you will be confident in using a verb and "poco a poco" learn to use the right tense.