I want to speak learn Spanish. I've got a book and tape but unsure where to progress from knowing how to pronounce the letters, the and a few words.. Someone told me they went to Italy with no clue about the language and they could speak it within 7 months.. so I presume the best way would be to live in a country where you can pick it up easily. How much time every day should I do it and should I fork out money for lessons? I think it's an easy language to learn but than the masculine/feminine thing is hard to grasp.