Will second Rosetta - try looking on Ebay to see if you can get one secondhand. Also try to get some good movies to watch in the language that have English subtitles - will help you get accustomed to their language , hopefully be entertained and educated at the same time. Listen / watch their tv - radio over the internet will get your ears accustomed.
Watch a lot of movies, series, put the subtitle in english, listen to music... Its good My natural language is portuguese and I learned english with intensive classes.. But if you don't practice or don't have any contact with the language you're learning... Sucks, it's very difficult to understand and stuff
Rosetta stone is extremely expensive but probably the best way to learn. Other ways are moving to where they speak the language ( my friend lived in germany for less than a year and is now fluent) and also learning French for some reason has proven to make other languages easier to learn. I dont know why but theres a lot of proof that after youve learned French you can learn languages really easily!
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Immerse yourself in the language. Surround yourself by people who speak that language fluently (Native speakers are best) Everything is hard at first, but if you are constantly surrounded by it you will learn.
....This is how I learned ASL (American Sign Language)
Total immersion. Surrounding yourself with people who will only speak that language with you, and having all your media (movies, tv, music, books) in that language. I had that when I went to Portugal. It was really hard for the first month or two, but then it started to all come together, none of my language courses were close to that fast
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Using an online program. Or if you need someone to keep pushing you to learn the language, a teacher could help that. I've also been told that the easiest languages to learn for someone who is English based is French, and Spanish. Japanese is the hardest
I am trying to learn Japanese and the best way I've learning is by looks at their letters and memorizing them so when I see them in a sentence I know what it means. If you say it aloud to yourself, it also teaches you how to speak the language and understand it. c:
Immersion: go to a country where everyone speaks that language. I know that's seldom possible, so otherwise try just basically studying it. I would start with nouns, then present tense verbs, then conjugate the verbs, &c. If possible, be around somebody who speaks that language so you get the pronunciation right, and if you and the other person have little conversations in that language it'll help improve your grammar for it. And I find that it really helps a lot to look at the word, say it aloud, and picture (not words, a picture) what it means in your head, simultaneously.
The fastest way to learn a language would be to just listen to it and what it translate to start with the basics and work your way up. Do this when your doing anything like running or just relaxing. You'd be amazed how much your mind absorbs without realizing it
I honestly learned French,Spanish,and German by listening to the language,and repeating. It's like a song,u listen to it alot and somehow u memorized it!! Haha I found It easier just to find an application that's free, and try to work with that. If you feel confident, buy the full version! ;) hope I helped.