My primary language is English (C++ Computer Programming Language) but I would like to start out by learning a new foreign language. I have some basic introduction questions - How long does it take? I assume it makes the same use of speech and writing and well as a comprehension. How long does it take to learn a new language 10 weeks
The best way to learn a new language is by immersion.
If you have a roommate or friend who speaks Spanish or French, you could pick up that language very rapidly.
If you go to a Greek Orthodox Church, you can learn the hymns in Greek (liturgical Greek), and by speaking with the older people in the parish, you can learn to speak Greek.