For me, the pathway I envisage for acquiring a new language depends on the language to some extent. But in general, I first want to get used to its visual representation of symbols. Arabic and Korean would take me the longest. Chinese I have some sense of via Japanese. Thai has utterly different letters. Greek, Russian and Polish have some degree of recognizability, so I’d would with their spoken form alongside the written text.
They are all similar, and yet all different. They require that you adhere to the same principles, yet you apply them on an individual case-by-case basis.
Today: J4 D1 G1
Total: J370 D164 G66 P37 F31 Sp22 A8 M8 Da1 R1