My first foreign language was Russian, which I started learning when I was twelve. I took French and Spanish all the way through highschool, and I studied Italian and German outside of the classroom.
I attended college and earned degrees in French and Spanish. Because my school had an international population, I took the opportunity to study Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, and Arabic. Later in college, I began teaching myself ancient Hebrew and was able to read most of the Old Testament by the time I graduated.
I began my career as a bilingual representative in Mannatech's Call Center. I took calls in French and Spanish, and helped out where there wasn't someone able to take a foreign call. As I was promoted through the call center and into the web department, I had the opportunity to gain familiarity with Korean, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian.
If you're really intersted in knowing the full story of the different languages I've studied and why, I wrote a blog post that will probably answer most of your questions
Spanish: Bilingual — Speak, Read, Write, Spanish to English Translation and Interpretation
French: Highly Conversant — Speak, Read, Write, French to English Translation