Elaine worked in Italy for two years.
2006 was one of the worst years of my life.
He joined the company a year ago.
This tree keeps its leaves all (the) year (round).
She [came] from Pakistan two years ago. (Skills for Life (Entry 1); A1; Urdu)
Her son is six years old.
He is 53 years old [and] he live[s] in Madeira. (Skills for Life (Entry 1); A1; Lingala)
the school/college year
Emma's now in her final/first/second year at Manchester University.
The class is ev[e]ry Friday until the end of the school year. (Key English Test; A2; Croatian)
Roz and I have been going there for years.
I had not seen him for years. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Hungarian)
My wife is 8 years my junior.
I have a sister four years my junior and in my opinion we have no reason to complain. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; German)