Two years of Spanish classes didn't help. Much, anyway. Well, I'd love to learn Japanese, but before I do I want to get past the hurdle of...EspaŮol. If I've already spent all this time learning the basics, why not go all the way?
I know I have 100-something dollars in the bank and 50$ on hand, but I don't want to buy anything at the moment. Since I don't care much about speaking it well for the time being, would being a member of a Spanish-speaking forum help? (I'm doing that, but if the forum is grossly inactive (which it looks to be O_O) it will be Mission Failure. Doing a barrel roll! will not help.) Besides, if I spend a long while constantly consulting my online dictionary and sounding out the words in my head, it might even ease me into speaking the language.