For some people the idea of learning foreign languages might seem daunting even impossible. There is reason to feel this way because it can usually take many years for a person to be able to master a new language. There are though, ways in which you can learn a language far quicker than you can imagine.
One way in which you can learn quickly is by using the immersion technique. This means that you go and visit a country that speaks the language in which you are wanting to learn. This probably the fastest way that you can learn a new language, but unfortunately it's not always one that someone can manage to do. However, if you live in a city that has an area that has people who are native speakers of the language you are interested in learning, you might want to get to know someone and see if they won't help you learn their language.
You also might want to watch different movies that are in the language that you are considering learning. You should try and watch a couple of hours a day so that you will be able to start picking out familiar phrases. Make sure to listen carefully to what you hear and then try to mimic the natural tone, the pace and the accent of those who speak it naturally.
You can also get some language CDs that you can listen to constantly. Listen to them when you are driving, exercising, taking a walk or just hanging out around the house relaxing. The more you listen to them the better off you are going to be. You need exposure, exposure, exposure in order for you to learn a language quickly.
You will also need to build your vocabulary for the language that you are learning. Just about every language has around 50 to 100 different words that you can learn right away. This would be your essential vocabulary list that should include propositions, interrogatives, adjectives and a few nouns. You will need to learn these words in order for you to understand others through context.
You will need to study the vocabulary a lot as well as study phrases. You can do this by going out and buying some phrase books. You should memorize the vocabulary words and review them on a regular basis. Study new words as well along with phrases and say them out loud. It's far easier to learn a language if you say the words out loud instead of saying them silently in your head. You should also carry your phrase book with you everywhere you go so you can read it often and whenever possible.
Final Note: Whatever you do, don't get hung up on the grammar. If you really want to learn the language quickly remember that the grammar is not the most important part of the language. The more you are exposed to the language the more that your grammar is going to improve on it's own.