QBASIC is the closest, but it's also rather out of date these days. VB
.NET is similar (ish) and probably the closest language in widespread use to the old BASIC. And yes, you can definitely teach yourself from the internet (though be careful of crap tutorials.. find a reputable source first.)
Is this just for fun or are you hoping to make a career out of it as well? If it's the former, then go ahead and do what you most enjoy. If it's the latter than it might worth looking at a language more respected in the field such as Java or C#.