Anyone can learn a modern language these days. The internet. Libraries. And charity shops, of course.
The emphasis has switched as well, from schoolbook-like methods to studying language that’s directly relevant.
I’ve chosen Russian, German, French. I find French the easiest, followed by German, and finally Russian.
The following books, all complete with CDs, cost me just over £10 from various charity shops. I believe the resources take the student up to and beyond B1 of the Common European Framework for languages.