How long would it take me to be able to speak Mandarin Chinese?

I am interested in learning how to speak Mandarin Chinese, and I’m curious to know how long it might take me in order to be adequate at the language. I am a college student on summer break right now so I have plenty of free time. Also, I have studied Japanese and French.
Also, lemme just say that I am not interested in learning how to write or read Chinese right now…..all I want to know is how long it would take until I would be able to maybe…listen to a Chinese television show and understand what they are saying, or maybe travel to Asia and be able to get along okay.

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