I've had the chance of reviewing and testing a program designed to learn Spanish... And I wish I had, when I was studying English, something similar to learn it!!
The name of this Program is Visual Link Spanish™.
It includes several lessons covering different topics. The main objective of this course is not only learning new vocabulary and expressions, but also teaching you how to build sentences in Spanish, using a repetition method, together with very useful graphics help, important, from my point of view, if you are a beginner. So, you just have to watch and listen, and then repeat it. It is easy and intuitive, and you are guided step by step.
Each lesson covers topics like vowels and alphabet, survival expressions, basic needs (i.e. rent-a-car or restaurant situations) and includes exercises, interactive games and quizzes, ideal to practice what you have learned.
This is a course you can make at your own pace. Maybe you want to study Spanish to travel abroad or to obtain the Spanish Certificate from U.S. Institute of Languages; to communicate with Spanish speakers, a growing community in the Unites States or perhaps you need to use this language at work.
If you want to try this course, you can go to:Visual Link Spanish. Here you will find some free demo lessons online, but you'll also have the chance there to "buy" (and I said "buy", as you just have to pay for the 'shipment and handling') a Demo "try before you buy" CD-ROM which includes 18 lessons and their corresponding exercises, quizzes and games. Note that the complete course contains 48 lessons (and all the related activities) in 2 CD-ROMs and 10 Audio-CDs to practice in your car what you have learned.
Level: Beginner, or medium, in case you want to learn how to build sentences and pronounce them. Although studying the grammar, vocabulary, etc.... is very important, the following step is putting in practice what you have studied.