From my personal experience, my best advice is to grab a friend and learn the language by conversing, conversing and conversing. Conversing in the foreign language actually forces our mind to remember the word far better than memorizing the words during a language class. Having a friend to study with will give you the motivation and makes it less awkward when you make pronunciation mistakes.
Lastly, download a dictionary application so that you can simply search for the word in the middle of a conversation. Have fun learning a foreign language! :)