I am almost finished with my Hebrew class, and am glad it is coming to a close. I chose to recite the V'ahavta to the class last week; although I missed a few of the gutterals, I was quite pleased with how I was able to chug through it.
Hebrew is not a difficult language to learn in terms of the basics. But, the speed of my reading has improved very little. This will take much more time, especially when praying in services.