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I'd only say one thing: unless the online course or app includes audio, it's pretty much impossible to learn English.
The reason is because many letters have multiple possible sounds which differ per word, so you'll never know how the word is pronounced unless you've heard it at least once.

Like:
Cons piracy sounds very different from conspiracy, despite being written in the same way.
Or "read" (present) and "read" (past) sound very different from each other.
And "recipe" is consistent with pronunciation in most other languages in the world, but completely breaks consistency within English.

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It would be helpful to read and know the words first. I learned most of my vocabulary in english through reading in books and when I hear it spoken, I get to correct my pronunciation. However, I can easily understand it during that time. Keep lots of references (apps, books, online lessons). 
 

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English is a simple subject for me since I took classes on it when I was young. Having a good interactive app might help you. For example, duolingo does not work for me but Busuu and Babbel worked great. 

I’m not saying u shouldn’t try duolingo since it works wonders for my best friend. But find one that fits you well.
 

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