How to Learn a Foreign Language

Learning a foreign language is similar to learning math, music, and a few other subjects, in that it is a cumulative learning process. What you learn today builds upon what you learned yesterday. For example, before you can start writing in Spanish you must first be able to conjugate verbs. Before you can conjugate verbs you need to understand verb tenses. To learn a foreign language you must be consistent in your study of that language so you can develop the building blocks required for future learning and progression. Below we'll explore fundamental learning strategies that, if applied, will enable you to learn a foreign language quickly and effectively. These strategies will each be introduced as they relate to the five basic elements of language learning: (1) Listening and Pronunciation; (2) Speaking; (3) Reading; (4) Vocabulary Development; and (5) Writing.

Listening and Pronunciation
As you understanding of grammar and structure of the language improves, you'll want to increase your vocabulary.