After taking Spanish in high school and performing with bare adequacy, I was lucky to take a compressed Spanish program in University. The most effective part was that I was taking 2 years of the language in a single summer and (here is the lucky part) I was was also able to commune with the Rodriguez family in the evenings who were instrumental to my progress and too kind to entertain me.
After plenty of years since Uni, and not practicing regularly, my Spanish has suffered much atrophy.
Currently I am enrolled in Rosetta Stone’s languages program and almost complete with Level 3 of 5, but I am taking a break to finish my CISSP and start French with my son in January.
The cards below has my certification and license information.