You have just arrived in another country and want to study the local language. There are a number of language schools promising that they will teach you to speak fluently. While telling you they will teach you to speak, they will actually teach you to read, to write, and to memorize grammar rules, but they will largely fail to retrain your tongue to speak the local language. Or you may be in an area where there is little formal language study available. You may find a tutor or a small school that will claim to teach you the language. Again, however, the language instruction will likely do little to retrain your tongue to actually speak that new language. In either case, you face the same obstacle. On the one hand, there are prestigious institutions that will expose you to current methods and enriched cultural life, but they will fail to provide the necessary retraining so that you can rapidly learn to speak fluently. On the other hand, there are inadequately prepared schools trying to teach their language courses without understanding what learning to speak a second language entails. This book was written to show you how to effectively learn a new language. It will give you important information regarding methods to use, whether you enroll in a highly esteemed university language program or study in a remote area with few formal language learning resources. Its primary purpose, however, is to show you how to retrain your mind — and your tongue — in order to acquire a new language. With that information, you can learn to speak your target language in considerably less time regardless of the resources available to you.