I am currently living in Tokyo. I was an exchange student at Doshisha University in Kyoto for the fall semester and just finished up a semester at Waseda University. While attending these schools, I participated in language exchange programs and I am currently helping a Waseda student prepare for an exchange program in Ireland. I helped tutor in English and French. While living in France, I taught weekly English lessons for the two years I was there. In Japan, I enjoy such hobbies as kyuudou, shodou, manga, video games, and anime.
I would say yes, but it depends on the background of the individual. Many people have already studied English, so they already have a foundation and can polish their skills quickly. For those who have never studied English, and are unfamiliar with the alphabet, it will take longer, but it is still very achievable!
I would imagine that anything under an hour a week would be unproductive. When I meet people for exchange, they usually invest at least an hour to the session, but to gain fluency, obviously some self-study will be required outside of tutoring. If a student is passionate about learning a new language and is willing to put in the work, fluency will come very quickly!
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