To correctly determine the period for which you want to learn the language. The proficiency levels are different. If your goal is simply to be able to dine at the restaurant, then to achieve that level of proficiency will take less than a month, considering the sophistication of culinary terms. If your goal is possession for real, that is, understanding different dialects, the ability to speak without thinking, to read Newspapers, classical literature and watch the news, understanding fast speech, this implies a very different time costs - 5 years or when the maximum motivation 3 years. With the deadline (eng. deadline) beginner student, you need to decide immediately, because time management is one of the main factors of successful foreign language learning.
Try to plan your day so that every day you have had at least an hour (minimum!), and preferably two or three of learning the language.
Remember that any language requires daily practice. Even those who can say that fluent in a particular language, you lose the skill if not practiced for more than two months.
It should be noted that the process of learning a foreign language consists of three main parts: the study of the grammatical structure of language (syntax, tenses, etc.), vocabulary and practice correct pronunciation. In that order, and should be decomposed priorities in the study of language at the initial stages, in the interim, and in the last stages.
A beginner should first understand the grammar and the difference of the times in the English language. Without knowledge of the basic rules and syntax to further the assimilation of vocabulary and phrasal verbs will be very difficult. Student of intermediate level, having learned the grammar needs to move on to reading classical literature, watching news and movies - in the process there will be a vocabulary and mastering pronunciation. Advanced student, given that he's already familiar with the syntax and has a decent vocabulary, have 100% time to devote to practice speaking - only this way will form the correct pronunciation and accent disappear.
Try to surround yourself with everything that is somehow connected with the country of the target language or by the language - listen to music in the target language, watch movies and communicate with English-speaking people: the sooner you immerse yourself in this unfamiliar environment, the easier it will be on arrival in the country of the target language. The ideal, of course, you can call instant transfer to the target language country, forced communication with foreigners and English-speaking environment will reduce the period of study twice or even three times.
Last but not least - choosing the right books and instructional materials. Despite the fact that you are going to learn the language on their own, would not be amiss to ask advice from a knowledgeable person: Professor, teacher, or someone who has already fulfilled your dream and learned English on their own. Tips can apply not only to the program of study, but also which books will suit you best and what classic literature should not be difficult in the early stages.