Who we are
The Select Institute of Foreign Languages is located in San Fernando, the industrial capital of Trinidad. It is the premier institute of languages that provides every student with customer-oriented education, delivering the highest quality training at the most cost effective price point. It offers the best learning environment, comfortable and informal, with cutting edge facilities. The programmes are interesting, interactive and fast paced yet giving each individual the personalized attention they deserve.
The SIFL is known for shaping programs to meet specific professional needs and it stands proud as an icon for the implementation of innovative and cutting edge programmes and for the promotion of different cultures. We are committed to prepare professionals who will be able to interact and integrate effectively in foreign societies from a cultural perspective.
To contribute to the professional, social and cultural development of different native language speakers via teaching, interaction and innovation, ultimately creating the right environment for people to communicate and live in harmony.
To be the vanguard language institution in the region by synergizing evolutionary teaching and facilitating methods , with the perfectly tuned environment in order to enhance the language and personal skills of every individual who desires to assimilate and interact ideally in different societies, ultimately bringing peoples and cultures closer together.
Engineer, Teacher and International Trade Consultant, Yorley Méndez has extensively contributed to the learning process of Spanish by Trinidadians for more than 12 years. From the beginning of her language career she has taught students to speak English and Spanish as a second language. Based on her expertise gained, she manages, researches, coordinates and selects all programmes to be taught as well as adapts the course to the needs of each individual student. She also provides orientation, cultural information and the necessary guidance to the students to ensure their total satisfaction. Currently she is a member of a Nelson Thornes(UK) team who are writing educational books for the Spanish learning process in secondary schools for the Caribbean region as a whole.
Marvin Ramnarine brings his expertise gained throughout his 21 years of experience in the business community. He oversees the marketing intelligence of the institute as well as coordinates all tours and visits to corporations, factories, government agencies and symposiums with industry leaders for those students desirous of a professional real world exposure.
Our teachers are college graduates with a native fluency in the language they teach. Additionally, they have an extensive cultural knowledge that allows the students to discover new lifestyles and interesting information on global cultures. They have the necessary tools to implement special techniques to maximize students' progress.
The Select Institute of Foreign Languages
# 73 Rushworth Street, San Fernando, Trinidad
Tel: (868) 689-2802
Tel 2: (868) 222-5960