If you do not have the advantage of growing up in a bilingual family or country, then you must make an effort to learn another language. The social and career advantages are enormous!!
Eurolingua found the solution over 20 years ago by 'embedding' the student in the home of a qualified native speaking tutor. We call it "Eurolingua Language Homestays".
Check it out in countries where Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish, are spoken nationally.