I just completed 80 hours of private intensive Spanish lessons with CIE Spanish School.
This 4 hours per day class was exactly what I needed to help me navigate in a Spanish speaking community. I am now able to hear many more words when people speak to me. I can also read and start to understand the primary direction of the article.
The four hours per day passes quickly and the lessons incorporate many teaching methods and are therefore suitable for all learning styles.
I would recommend to anyone thinking of talking Spanish to just go ahead and jump in with both feet