I'm glad that you have decided to take a grasp on learning the basics. Remember that it is NOT bad to learn it, but to use it depends on the time and situation.
Any basic material that you do will not count against you.
The first part of learning I would recommend is meditation. Being able to control your thoughts it very important. If you are not able to, you will not be able to learn quickly, or at all.
Take a moment, sit in a dark room or take a bath. Enjoy your time alone, and ask your god for the ability of patience. The most important factor is patience.
Unable to obtain patience, you are not able to obtain yourself.
Good luck, and enjoy your time here; I am.