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Expressing processes in the past with “als”

I've been told by a native speaker that the following sentence is not correct: als ich 15 Jahre alt war, lernte ich Französisch (to mean that I studied french for some time when I was 15) and ...
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Can “als” be used to refer to extended periods of time?

I understand the general concept of "als" = "when in the past" (pardon the oversimplification), however all the examples I can find always refer to very specific moments in time, and to events that ...