In the 18 months that I have been learning Spanish at SIF language school, I have acquired more with regards to both knowledge and functionality than I thought would be possible as an adult learning a new language. Having started with zero experience, I am now able to read practically anything within my vocabulary range, which is constantly expanding, and I can generally find ways to verbally express what I am thinking in Spanish. I am also beginning to understand a lot of what people in my community are saying, which is both encouraging and exciting. I now have a solid foundation from which I can expand in directions of my choosing. I can say, wholeheartedly, that the program at SIF has worked well for me.