If you have the desire and passion to learn a language you will learn quickly. If you do not see if you can find an online foreign language course that teaches you desire and passion before you attempt to learn a language.
The way to evaluate which online foreign language course is best for you is to look closely at what the companies advertising says. If it boast to teach you quickly but offers no explanation of how you will be taught then it may not be the right one. If you will be tutored with pictures be careful. First ask how they will make a picture of the word “who” or “what.” There are many important words that cannot be made into pictures.
There are many online foreign language courses available to teach many languages. The trick is to pick the one that will actually teach you a new language.
The most important thing a good online foreign language course needs to teach is word memory. You need a way to practice recalling the words. Without memory of the new words you will be lost. Remembering what you learn is the key.
I have found it very helpful if I see the new language words spelled phonetically in English. Spelling in a way is a picture of a word. You know from the letters how to make the sound. This is a good way to help remember.
A good online foreign language course should have a native speaker of the language you are learning speak the words for you. How else can you learn to speak them correctly? A native teacher is essential. It can be a recording of the words. That will be just a good maybe better because a real teacher might lose patience if you are not learning fast enough.
Another feature to look for is grammar. Does the online foreign language course teach you how to use the words? Grammar is often the most difficult part of language learning. It is not important to communication. It just makes you sound better than if you have no grammar understanding. It will come in time but don’t focus on grammar. Focus on word memory
I find it very helpful to practice spelling foreign languages to aid me to remember. Foreign language software should include some way of helping you practice spelling.
If you can find a system with a native voice, a way to practice recalling the words, with a grammar learning section, and a spelling practice I think your chances of learning a language would improve greatly.
The World Word Exchange has all of the features I just mentioned. It is also an inexpensive and easy to use. You can learn Spanish, Mandarin Chinese or Thai. Sign up you will get an instant free trial lesson. The rest is up to you.