A second method of learning a foreign language is by purchasing "books on tape" which can be listened to on a daily basis. Students will be lead through the lessons and asked to repeat words and phrases. Software can be found on the Internet or at a bookstore such as Barnes and Noble. This would be an efficient way for a busy person to learn a foreign language because he or she can listen to the CD while going to and from work.
A third, but costly way, to learn a foreign language, is to visit the country of the people who speak the language. If a person has the resources of time and money, he or she could go to the country and begin speaking the language. It is best to have a background by taking a class before the visit; however, living in the actual country will force anyone to begin speaking.
One way of visiting another country is to go through an exchange program. Some of these companies are EF Cultural Exchange, SEA Exchange, APEC, and NACEL. Most universities also have semester, year, or summer abroad programs to most countries.