With languages you are at home anywhere.
- Edmund de Waal
I have always been interested in learning new languages.
Some of the languages I have studied I have already forgotten for lack of use (Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Arabic - all of which I studied for a year).
The "active" foreign languages I use by reading texts/books in these languages (German, French) and speaking with those I am more fluent with (English, Swedish).
During the summer I found a fun app I can use to learn the basics of other languages. It only takes a few minutes per day and it is amazing how much fun it can be. Gone are the days at school when you were afraid of making a mistake in class (from which probably comes the saying that Finns are quiet in five languages). Now you can literally have fun with an app, and no one is shaking their head if you make a mistake.
The app I use is Duolingo, and I am sure there are plenty of similar apps. It is surprising how fast you can learn by repetition and small steps.
If only that would apply to Egyptian hieroglyphs as well... Gah... Must be the hardest language there is. (If you don't count Finnish, from what I have heard... But thankfully I was born in Finland so I already know that one LOL :D)