How long has it taken you to learn English (or any language)?

I'm sure all of you have seen some YouTube video or ad saying something like, "Learn ANY language in 1 month!" Of course this is impossible but I'm wondering what your current level is (in any language) and how long it has taken you to get there? 

It's taken me 3.5 years to get to a high level of Spanish.

May 4, 2019 1:26 AM
Comments · 7
My whole life and I'm still learning's my native language.
May 4, 2019
I didn't spent a lot of time on learning and now i don't have result, but now it needs for my job. During last three months i am spending more time but i understood it isn't enough. I don't know how prople learn new languages for shot time. For me it is something impossible 😞
May 4, 2019
It took me about 2 years to master English
May 4, 2019
as for me, it took me five years in immersion (France) (90% of my time spent on speaking), my level was  B1 ... for English, only listening until now 15.000 hours, I'm very confident in both, but I think I need at least two more years to improve my English...on the other hand, my IQ is only 118....
May 4, 2019
Yes, I think it takes about 5 years of regular, dedicated studying of a foreign language to get to a level where you can communicate effectively. Having said that, I’ve been studying formally with a text book. Now I realise that if you spend more time just listening to your target language (people, radio, television, films, music, audio books) with less concentration on grammar, then you will become a more confident speaker far more quickly! 
May 4, 2019
Show more