How long does it take to master English for a non-native speaker?

What are the chances of achieving grade-level proficiency or a score of more than 6.0 on an IELTS test / test for proficiency on an ALTE benchmark? How long does it take? Are there other factors involved apart from time? Here’s a post I wrote as a reality-check for my students and for parents of non-natives speakers of English in general.

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