If I had to teach someone English, I'd probably start with the alphabet, some pronunciation for interaction, and that'd be a first basis to learn the language, along with a few basic words (objects, colors, numbers).
That being done, building a few sentences, the most common verbs (be, do…) and adjectives, probably some adverbs, conjugation, negation, syntax, grammar, etc., and both our heads are spinning in face of the overwhelming difficulty of all that's to come.
How would you plan such a teaching? I know of the Oxford3000 list of most common words, but where should I start, where should I insert what grammar points on the way, and in what order?
Would you make a difference for self-learners?