I'm headed to Mexico in January and unfortunately in high school took French instead of Spanish (mostly because a best friend of mine took French - always a good reason for picking your classes). But I'd like to have basic transaction-level Spanish speaking skills by the time I go - you know, enough to order a beer and express that I'm vegetarian.
I stumbled across this recent ad from language learning software Rosetta Stone - the only brand name of language software I could name without prompting. Famous for their yellow boxes sold at kiosks in shopping malls - they've created a piece of RADvertising that lifts the brand from being a software company to a company on a mission to make the world a smaller place. It's very touching and with the world being in such a state of fighting and chaos, it feels like a real antidote to our problems. You're not just learning a new language... you're creating peace, understanding and camaraderie.