By “learning a new language” we refer to mastering it in all its areas, that is, both oral and written expression and comprehension, resulting in the ability to hold a conversation on any given topic (except for very technical or specific issues) with an English-speaking person or understand any text or article as if it were written in your mother tongue.
Before you start learning a foreign language you should ask yourself questions like:
It is essential to have an answer for all these questions because it will help us plan our learning process and focus our efforts on whatever motivates us.
Once this point is clarified, let’s go to the nitty-gritty: if you want to learn a language from scratch or if you left it a long time ago and you are planning to take lessons again, there are a few things you should take into account:
Finally, a last piece of advice: if you can spare some money concerning your studies, we recommend you invest in conversation lessons. Even if you start from scratch they will come in handy because you will benefit from the most practical aspects of language learning and at the same time you will see positive results in a short time, which will keep you motivated to carry on.
So stop putting it off and get started!