By cutting yourself off from your primary language and living in a place where only the language you want to learn is spoken. It'd be especially helpful to have someone who knows, both, that language and the one you want to learn as a crutch.
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ThatGirlMARZ has the right answer. Unfortunately not everybody can go to the country of the spoken language they want to learn. That's the easiest way to cut yourself off from your native language and hear only the language you want to speak. The next best thing is to get recordings of conversations that teach you the language the way we learned language as a child. By hearing it and trying to communicate using it. That is the BEST way to learn language because that is how we naturally learned it as a child before we knew how to read or write.
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Try to watch movies of the language you want to learn.Listen to the radio and watch T.V shows.After gaining some knowledge and understanding about the language,try reading some short stories and find the meanings of the words you don't know.Follow some of the opinions given by others also.These steps will enable you to learn any language within a limited period of time.
Books and videos are a good place to start, but won't get you very far on your own.
Classes will help, but they are often too crowded and busy for you to ask many questions.
The BEST way is from someone who is a native user of that language. You can ask them questions, have them repeat or slow down so you can grasp it AND they will help you use your new vocabulary in conversational situations. (Which is a key to understanding how the language works)
I had never taken a language class, but I had two friends in my art class that were both Deaf. I wanted to get to know them better because they seemed really sweet.
We worked first with pencil and paper and over time I got to know the alphabet, different signs, and sentence structure. After awhile it got to the point we would hold conversations with little or no problem at all.
I had class with them for seven years and it got to the point that if their interpreter wasn't there for some reason I felt confident enough to step in and help them. (slowly anyway)
I'm actually learning Italian right now. I first started "teaching myself" but only got so far. Now taking a nightly class, and on Saturdays, there is a conversation class. I also bought some work books and go on you tube to watch tutorials. I'm learning that a new language takes a lot of time! Be patient.
Complete immersion. I had basic English, like Hi, how are you, my name is, etc. but I had a really heavy accent. So I would say go to the country where that language is spoken, and you'll learn it really quickly. Say you were trying to learn Russian, although I'm fairly sure you're not, but anyway, I would take some either live or online classes to get your basics, so that you can carry on a basic conversation, then try staying in Russia for a period of time. You'll gain an authentic accent and get a deeper understanding for the language when you are actively speaking it, as compared to learning it from a book.
Well from my point of view you need to feel the passion and the love to that language you want to learn first, then comes the hard work, take class's, socialized with people who speaks that language natively, listen to songs from the same language and for sure encourage your best friend to go on the same path with you in order to have your kinda of "scripted language" to tease your other friends ;) I myself learned English via movies and keep my self close to those who speaks it and now here i am talking to you good people ^^
i guess by moving to the place where everybody speak the same language that you need to learn...and if you cant afford to move there....just go to youtube classes or introduce your self to new friends who speak this language and tellem that u would learn and speak more with thim...i hope this was helpful to yall