This summer I'm going to be teaching English in Spain (most likely Madrid). I'll be doing so by living with a host family, and it's one of my objectives to learn a lot of Spanish there. I already speak French, and so know that learning a language is no walk in the park. I'm planning on taking Spanish lessons there, and am taking some now at the YMCA, but do any of you have tips or anecdotes of similar experiences? Right now, I'd say my Spanish is at maybe a 2, so I'm expecting the first few weeks to be a shock, with plenty of awkward miscommunication. However, French is pretty similar to Spanish, I've studied Latin, and have been told my French teacher I have a knack for languages. Any idea for what I might reasonably expect my Spanish to be like afterwards, and some ways to accelerate my progress? I'd be there for roughly three months.