Since people are asking, this is my process for learning Basque.
The first step is to figure out how the grammar works and learn some vocabulary. I have a textbook, and I’m working with the textbook, going through it in a very slow way. I’m not good with memorization but here there’s no way around it. But hey, it’s the best prophylaxis against Alzheimer’s.
After I get the basics down, I want to find a native speaker who’ll help me practice conversation on Skype. But before I get there, I need to be capable of conversation.
The good thing is that I’m teaching languages and I’ve learned a bunch of them already, so I know what works for me and how I learn.
But please don’t expect miracles any time soon because there is so much memorization involved, and I’m not good with that at all.