You must speak the language right away if your goals in the target language involve speaking it.
- Learn some basic vocabulary.
- Do this for a few hours, and then set up an exchange with a native speaker—someone who has spoken that language their whole life.
- You only have to learn a little for your first conversation, but if you use it immediately, you’ll see what’s missing and can add on from there.
- You can’t study in isolation until you are vaguely “ready” for interaction.
You can get private lessons from one-on-one Skype-based lessons.