Did you know that if you speak Spanish you have a good head start in Arabic? It might not at first seem like an obvious contender for vocabulary crossover in the way that Latin languages and English share words, but Spanish gets a surprising 8% of its lexicon from Arabic.
The Language Learning Blog
You don't typically learn grammar rules when you learn your native language, you just pick up on the way things are done without even knowing it.
Learning a language can be difficult if you don't have people to practice with regularly. Luckily there are a number of great language exchanges where you can practice with native speakers.