It takes a lot of guts, curiosity, time and effort to learn a language as an adult.
So, if you find yourself in this position, then hats off to you. Sometimes we have to learn a second language out of necessity.
For much of the non-English speaking world, that need is pretty clear. If you want to exist in the labor force just about anywhere these days, you’ll need to get comfortable with the Oxford English dictionary.
On other occasions, our desire to learn the lingo is born out of a desire to learn about the country, culture, or person we’re falling in love with.