Lots of people would love to learn Spanish. It’s a beautiful language, spoken by millions of people around the world, and if you can speak it you’ve got access to a whole new world, culture, and way of thinking. I’ve got lots of friends who are planning on taking up Spanish, whether for a new year’s resolution or just to show off. Everyone’s talking about it, but not many people are actually doing it.
I can fully sympathise. I’ve taken up various languages and either not even started, or fallen at the first hurdle. Here are a few reasons that people give for not jumping in at the deep end and taking up Spanish, or any other language.