Learning another language is an excellent way to stimulate your mind and, by attending courses, there can also be a good social element.
Select a Spanish course.
You can shop around for different courses by enquiring whether there is a local language school and you might also consider an online learning course such as Learning Spanish Like Crazy, Michel Thomas Foreign Language Learning or Synergy Spanish.
While this will lack much of the social element of gathering together for classes with other pupils, the development of the worldwide web has enabled online providers to simulate almost every other area of face-to-face learning, some providers even offering personal tutorials by video conference.
Book your course.
When choosing the correct one for you, you will need to consider what your realistic abilities are.
There is no point in taking an expert course if you have no previous knowledge of the Spanish language and, equally, there is no point in taking a beginner's course if you already have a good background.
Take into account other factors such as price and convenience when deciding how to learn Spanish now.
Although self-study is the method that I recommend, if you decide to take lessons off-line, prepare for every lesson.
This is the best way to ensure that you make the most out of every lesson.
The usual format of language classes is that you will be given exercises to complete at the end of each lesson.
Complete these before the next lesson.
Participate fully in each lesson.
This is another good way of ensuring you fulfill your potential.
The classes will test each aspect of a language, including your abilities to read, write, listen and speak.
During lessons and preparation make sure that you practice all 4 areas.