I'm Max from Thailand, Thai is my native language.
How long have I been learning English?
Well, English subject is core subject of my national education discipline, from elementary school to high school, it is around 17 years that you have to study English, but I was class clown, you know, from 17 years of studying English, I think, I learned just little stuff. However, when I attended international institute, I pushed myself to study English hard for 2 years. So, that might be a serious English study. In short, I'd say that I have been learning English for 2 years.
Why am I learning English?
Typically, my objective was only to get high score in English tests, but I found something interesting. I noticed that I spended time for studying English textbooks less than studying from my own language textbooks, which were translated by Thai instructors, and I learned them faster. so, my objective of learning English has been changed, not only for getting high score, but also for learning everything, foreign cultures, people thinking, people creativity, know-how etc. More importantly, it is "free".