If you have the time and commitment, attending Spanish classes is probably about the best way to set about learning the language.
You have the benefit of being taught be someone who is fluent in the language, has a good grasp of colloquialisms, and who can answer all your questions, and clear up points about which you are uncertain.
The interaction of actually speaking, and practicing the language with other people will also greatly enhance your confidence, and assist you to make solid, steady progress.
Finding Spanish classes locally is not difficult. Most education authorities run evening, and perhaps even weekend classes. You should be able to contact them for their prospectus, and enroll for a course.
Alternatively, try your local library, they are sure to know about all Spanish courses in your local area. You could also scan the classifieds in your local paper, or refer to Yellow Pages.
Of course the absolutely peerless way to take Spanish classes, is in a Spanish speaking country. That’s right! nowadays many people like to go on educational holidays/vacations.
Imagine soaking up the atmosphere of the country, the cuisine the culture, even the weather! What a superb learning environment, and all the time you would be exposed to the language you want to learn, you would hear the authentic pronunciation, and inflexion all day long.
Your local bookstore almost certainly has quite a few of the better known courses for sale on their shelves, and so will your local library.
Another approach to finding Spanish classes is to see what is available online.
There are several excellent courses available online. The best ones come with course material in PDF format, which you can read and study, and they also have interactive lessons on mp3 audio.
You can burn these mp3s onto CDs, and/or your mp3 player. This means that you are able to learn at your own pace. You can listen to the mp3s anytime you like, traveling to and from work, in your breaks, in your leisure time, basically, whenever it suits you.
You also have a good degree of control over what you are doing. It is easy to go back over anything you weren’t sure of, keep repeating sections to polish your pronunciation etc.
So why not get started?
Which approach will you use?