So I have now officially completed 1 week of Spanish school in the city of Xela.
My teacher - Sandy was really sweet and was really sympathetic to the fact that I knew next to nothing when I started which was a big help when I was learning.
After the week I now have a full notepad of Spanish verbs that I need to study study study at every opportunity! Fingers crossed in a few weeks and with some practice I will be able to chat to a local and actually understand what they are saying, rather than piecing little bits together.
Wish me luck....!