I speak English myself, but since my father is Puerto Rican (who I don't live with, I live with my mother in Australia) I have a lot of family members that speak Spanish. And I'm utterly lost when speaking to a lot of these, as I know next to nothing about Spanish.
I cannot explain how confident the first video/course has made me feel regarding this, and I will be concentrating a lot of time on trying to learn the basics over the next coming weeks.
I'm unsure of how this site was founded (I'll admit I'm still looking around), but I think it is an absolutely excellent concept, and all the admins/helpers/designers should be commended for their efforts. You really are helping people who (in my case) can't afford classes. I look forward to learning more and more from this site.
Gracias (yes I'm serious when I say I know next to nothing ).