Hi,i believe that learning Chinese need you exercise frequently,and you should
communicate with others in Chinese often,I also learn English, I believe that
learning Chinese just like you are learning a language ,you just need to
exercise ,exercise and exercise.
So if you are a beginner,i trust you need to find a professional mandarin
teacher to help you learn Chinese and get more skills of learning Chinese .
You can find some good Chinese movies and musics and search some Chinese forum
to make more friends to let you make a lot of progress.
I hope my answer could help you a lot.