learning a language involves tacking 4 major areas: listening, writing, reading and speaking.
I am more adapt to getting confortable listening to a foreign language, even if I don't have any idea what has been spoken.
since I like listening to music, i often find myself listening to music in a foreign language. After a while, catching the words or phrases becomes at ease.
You're correct. However, you don't have to read/write the languge to be able to speak it.