There is no unique answer.
Everything starts with the lnowledge of yourself, then, from this very important ground, a student could try to discover HIS or HER best way learn a language,
depending upion tastes, capabilities, 'being tenacious', amount of time and also amount of money that is possible to use in the effort.
As a general rule, if you like an activity, the trace in memory that the activity produces will last longer, and this is the point of my previous assertion.
By the way: were is your recipe? Maybe you are going to tell us AFTER we tell ours.