The best way in my opinion is to read target language with transcription. You need to see whole picture.
I'll show you.
I've found some text in english. For example:
My city is the best.-it's my target language. I want to learn english. Now I should transalte it.
My city is the best.-target language english.
Moje miasto jest najlepsze.-mother language polish.
I'm writing the translation under every sentence.
If you already understand the text in target language you can listen without the translation. I hope it will help you.