Hey everyone! I'm learning Czech right now with Colloquial Czech by James Naughton. Right now I'm about 6 chapters in and obviously there is a huge load of material to take in even with just 100+ pages. Along with the text I occasionally throw in the audio CD to try and get a feel for pronunciation. Now, I was just wondering - for those who have taught themselves material like this - how long did it take you to get to the point where you could, say, listen to the radio, read a newspaper, or watch a Czech movie at a semi-comfortable level? I've been doing it for about a month and it's definitely coming along but this morning I despaired when I had to look up "ctyri" because somehow I had completely forgotten that it was the number four. Like I might be forgetting basic things to make room for new material! Also, did anyone sort of learn by a small degree of "immersion". As in, study with the course and then listen to czech radio (easy to do on the internet) and read czech websites? Did this help at all? Basically I'm just trying to understand what others are going through, or have gone through already, trying to learn Czech. It seems a lot of people use Colloquial Czech as well so that could be a fair comparison to boot.