If you want to travel the world, simply love linguistics, or want to communicate better with employees and customers in your line of work, you probably are looking for some quick, easy ways to learn a new language.
Well, we hate to break it to you, but a lot of those programs that promise fast, overnight results are either fleecing you or will give you some very basic basics that may or may not stick after listening to the CDs they have provided. After all, memorizing a few sounds does not mean you are speaking a language. Here are our tips for learning a new language–for real. You can try all of these, some of them or zero in on one method. Let us know what techniques you’ve had success with!