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    How long...

    Suppose I was to spend about 5 hours a week on studying Russian (I have a lot of free time), how long would I, assuming I'm just an average person, be expected to spend on learning to become proficient enough to carry a conversation?

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    Find the website of a university providing Russian courses, which is close to your area. Check how many hours this Russian course includes. Multiply this value by 3 or 5 because the students should also do a lot of homework and you'll get the desired total number of hours to become proficient enough to carry a conversation. If you'll spend 5 hours a week then divide the total number of hours by 5 and you'll get the number of weeks. This, of course, would work only if you will struggle with Russian as hard as the students of that university do.
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    It appears to me that I should either spend more of my free time studying or be very patient, then. Thanks for the idea -- it makes sense. I'll likely up my studying to 10 hours a week because I really do have a lot of free time and I want to learn a language as fast as possible.

    Thanks again for the insight!

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    it's very time consuming...IMO, at that rate you're looking at a couple of years (3-4) before you can carry on some semblance of a conversation. You have to be in it for the long haul if you want to get anywhere with the language.
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