What is/are your native language(s)?
What language(s) did you learn? Why?
English (I live in Australia now), German (I chose it as an elective at school)
How useful is a second/third/whatever language to you generally? On a daily basis?
Useful. I'm usually the interpreter of my family. I use it everyday to communicate to my family. Except the ones who know English.
What aspects of the language did you find difficult? What did you find easy?
I found learning English easy, since the people around me all speak it. German was a bit harder (usually sentence structure). Chinese is the hardest.
About how long did it take for you to feel comfortable speaking in that language?
English around 1 year. German I don't speak much. I only study it at school.
Was there ever a time you 'chickened out' because you were not confident in your ability to speak properly?
No, not that I remember.