Is a 6-week intensive course enough to get the basics of Mandarin?

Hi. I am considering take a 6 week intensive Mandarin course in Shanghai. It would be one-on-one tutoring and 40 hours per week. I do not expect to become conversant, but just want to learn enough so that I can continue speaking with friends afterwards. I am starting from scratch, but have a lot of native speaker friends. I do not speak any languages besides English. Thanks.
I am 28 years old.

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