First of all, we love your enthusiasm!
Fluency is the result of highly-advanced proficiency in a language that is combined with deep cultural understanding. The number of years it takes to become fluent depends on a lot of factors, including the language you are learning and your first language (e.g. an English speaker will be able to become fluent in Spanish more quickly than in Chinese or Arabic).
Learning a language is like learning a musical instrument. It’s a lifelong journey of always growing and discovering something new.
CSL's group classes follow the standards and levels laid out by the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) proficiency scales.
By the end of a 20-30 hour group class, you should achieve the competencies assigned to the appropriate level of language proficiency before moving to the next level.
We use these standards as over-arching guides, but we always adapt and customize aspects of our group classes to meet students' particular needs.
Motivation, quality input in the language and self-study play a huge role in the rate of your progression and mastery of a language. The more time you spend in the language, the faster you'll grow!