Language is never learnt. It is acquired. If one want to acquire language, he/she should follow natural way of learning things. See how we learnt our Mother Language (MT/L1). As a child, we 'Listened' language spoken around us for 3 years. At the second stage, we 'spoke' in broken words and sentences for couple of years. At the third stage, we 'read' some picture books. Even alphabets were remembered as pictures. It is only in the the last and fourth stage that we learn to 'write'. Thus, to say, L-S-R-W is natural way of acauirig language.
L stands for Listening
S stands for speaking
R stands for Reading
W stands for writing
To be competent in using a language , one must develop these skills