I have lived in Ecuador for just over 2 years and getting to be conversational in Spanish has remained a challenge. I could say it was my age but that would be a poor excuse. I think for sure it is motivation. I can get by on the street, restaurants, taxis,shopping, mercados, bargaining and buses with my Spanish. I can understand about 60% of a conversation when the speaker talks muy lento. But, putting a paragraph together with proper verb tenses still remains a challenge.
The above website provides 5 different programs. In several days I’ll report back on my favorite. Feel free to comment your favorite one.