I'm retired, but I want to learn Spanish for personal development, fun, and because the language skill would be helpful in SW Florida. Deciding how to proceed is the only thing stopping me at this point.
Several years ago, I bought the complete Rosetta Stone DVD/CD set for Spanish, but it remains unopened. After making the investment, I decided to consider other options. I've thought about adult education classes, a university course and hiring an instructor for intensive one-on-one instruction to get started. As a result, I haven't done anything to take the first step.
I thought it might be instructive to inquire here about your experience with learning a new language as an adult. How would you recommend proceeding? I'm willing to spend 1 or 2 hours/day and will pay whatever costs are necessary for equipment, classes or whatever. My initial goal is to be comfortable with conversational Spanish. Writing might come later.
I want to do this. I need to do this. Your suggestions will be appreciated.