Forced to master a new language when she moved to Europe, American writer and editor Lynn McBride begin delving into the best methods and resources for language learning, gathering data from professors, programs, native speakers, and fellow language learners. This short, practical guide to tackling a new language the most effective way, and with the right tools, is the result of her efforts, and her conviction that foreign language study has surprising benefits for everyone. Written especially for adult learners from beginner to advanced levels who want to successfully learn a new language or revive a stalled effort, the book is upbeat, enthusiastic, and motivating. Included in the book: –A personal, tailored program for language learning. –Practical tips from other language teachers and learners. –A review of the best language learning resources available–many of them free–covering both traditional methods and the latest online resources for computers, tablets and smartphones. –Ways to make the program fun, and a part of daily life. The structured program in this book offers a great head start for anyone beginning or reviving a language learning effort.