Hi Paula, ( In my opinion ) there isn't one best way. I think that my best way is different from other's best ways. So do what's best for you.
GOOD LUCK TO YOU!
I guess the best method is to find a reason to like that language... why do you learn it?
The second step is to find a place for that language in your life...daily life if possible... and then... you learn it before you even notice it.
As I see, you never learn a language if you care about LEARNING.... when you give up learning and start just using and enjoying, you start your real learning process.