Well, I know this is very asked question, but sometimes we start the English learning process without any purpose. Just because of YES, and that's it!
When I was 4-5 years old and I was at the Kindergarten, my father used to teach me the vowels in Spanish ( my native language), and at the same time , he would teach me them in English. GREAT!I began to like it. However, I couldn't understand the reason why I would learn the language and even worse, I didn't know what English was.
As I was growing up, I realized how much I liked ENGLISH: I could sing in English ( Yes, I am a singer and most of the songs I sing are in English); I could read magazines, newspapers ( all in English), I could watch T.V. in English, TV. shows and of course, my grades in high school were the highest ones =)
So, when I turned 15, I decided to study English as a career at the university. I even loved it MORE. So, I graduated as a Teacher of English in 2010 =)
English has helped me a lot. I have had great opportunities: I have worked as a teacher, international translator, I have helped others, I have made friends abroad and now I will accomplish one more goal: I am traveling abroad thanks to my English.
Even I am not an English native speaker, I THINK I can speak it quite well. I just keep on practicing and practicing and use the language every single day of my life.
*ON THE OTHER HAND*
As a teacher, I have had students that started learning English just because their parents wanted them to. However, through what I have experienced so far, there are students that really love the language. Oh, by the way, the payment is awful. Too bad that the teaching careers are not well-paid =(. Although, I love teaching and this is what I do.
BY THE WAY: I LOVE EC!!!!
And you? WHY DID YOU DECIDED TO LEAR ENGLISH? Is it USEFUL for you? Has it given you OPPORTUNITIES? Is it an ADVANTAGE FOR YOU?