1) How well can one learn to speak a language in two months, starting from scratch? Let’s take the case of both a related language, and a non-related language. Examples from your own experience would be great. Of course it will depend on the time available. Let’s look at two scenarios; one hour a day, and full time study.2) This leads to the second question. When you learn a language, how much time do you spend on it every day, on average? 3) Are you learning your language in the country where the language is spoken or not? 4) At what point can you say that you speak a language? How would you describe that state of language competence? I will wait to hear from you out there, then I will give my own views. We could even have a few skype conversations on this if you are interested. I would record them and post them as podcasts if the sound quality is good enough. We could do these interviews in the language of your choice, as long as I speak that language.