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French is widely spoken and studied around the world. You too can learn to speak French like a native.
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Vietnamese is one of Asia's and Australia's biggest languages. It is the official language for Vietnam's 90m. residents, while Australia has its own large Vietnamese community. If you are interested in learning an Asian language, then Vietnamese may be for you.
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Korean

Korean is a real language of contrasts. It is the language of South Korea with its vibrant economy and powerhouse pop culture. It is also spoken in North Korea, the world's most totalitarian and isolated country. Korean also has its own writing system.
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Russian

Russian is a language of great history, power and reach. It is spoken all the way from Eastern Europe across Siberia to Alaska in North America. You can travel far with Russian.
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Mandarin Chinese is the world's biggest first language. It's also the official language of China, with more than 1.35 billion inhabitants. You can learn Chinese too.
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Indonesian

Indonesian is the official language of Indonesia, our biggest neighbour. It's also easy to learn.
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Bilingual People Have Improved Attention Control On Bilingualism:

Another bilingual declared Most Beautiful Person: Sandra Bullock.

Sandra Bullock, one of Hollywood's biggest stars, recently won another honour: People magazine's Most Beautiful Person in 2015. She joins a growing list of successful bilinguals to win this accolade.

Bilingual song from Ukraine wins Eurovision 2016

Ukraine's Jamala wins the Eurovision Song Contest with '1944', a haunting song sung in English and Crimean Tatar, and the first time since 2007 the winning song hasn't been sung entirely in English.

Music may help babies learn language skills

Start banging those drums! ABC News report says: Babies who engage in musical play may have an easier time picking up language skills.

#DespiteBeingTaughtinWelsh goes viral on Twitter.

Welsh-speakers are rightly up in arms at perceived bias in the English-speaking media against the value of Welsh-language education. But they do it with a sense of humour - all over Twitter. Bilingualism really is good for you.

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Daniel Ednie-Lockett

Daniel Ednie-Lockett is the founder of Language Connection, a not for profit which runs language exchanges and conferences for native speakers and learners of English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Daniel speaks fluent Japanese and Mandarin and has worked as a TV presenter in Mandarin in China for the last two years.

Helen Kapalos

I began my career as a reporter on ABC Radio in Newcastle in 1994 before moving to SBS after winning a national scholarship. In 2001, I was approached to join the Nine Network as a reporter on National Nine News where I covered breaking news events such as the Waterfall train disaster and the historic Sydney Gang rape trial. I played a key role in the 2004 Athens Olympics coverage, where I reported for several news and current affairs programs from the Greek capital and across Europe. Upon my return I was appointed host of the Late News program Nightline. In addition to that role, I presented a weekly news segment on the Network's flagship current affairs program Sunday, alongside host Jana Wendt.

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First Sudanese refugee to obtain a Medical degree in Victoria

Dr Linny Phuong

State Finalist Young Australian of the Year 2013

Fablice Manirakiza

Maintaining language culture is very important not just to me but to all the diversity communities as well as the wider community of Australia, English is my second language, I understand the importance of it, not just in our everyday life but also in connecting with the world politicly, economically and other aspects, but to most of us this wouldn't slow us in maintaining our main language, the world of today is about creating and sharing we should all be proud of who we are and share our cultural across the world, but it all start with your own identity of where you come from, I believe maintaining language is important to achieve all the desire of making this world a better place.

Robert DIPIERDOMENICO

"I was born to play in Grand Finals," says Robert DiPierdomenico, somewhat humbly.

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Robert Dipper

AFL Premiership player, Brownlow medallist, Coach of AFL international Peace team, international chaperone for parents of draftees.

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Hass Dellal, Acting Chair SBS Board and Executive of Australian Multicultural Foundation - local national and international experience.

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