Khatz from the AJAAT fame has written up an excellent guide on how to finally learn to read a newspaper in a foreign language. I now quote him directly:

Simple Version

  1. Get a newspaper written in your target language
  2. Pick out a headline
  3. Look up and learn any words you don’t know in the headline
  4. Stop for now
  5. Repeat from (1) tomorrow

Original post here.

Now, with nobody’s permission in particular, I would like to mix that delicious formula with this savvy quote from a savvy man:

“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.”
– Bill Gates

In for the long run, I say. In for the long run.