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French is widely spoken and studied around the world. You too can learn to speak French like a native.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indonesian is the official language of Indonesia, our biggest neighbour. It's also easy to learn.
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Ukraine Day at Ukrainian Central School
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More good news about being bilingual - the good stories keep coming - this time in a detailed report from the BBC.
The Christian Science Monitor relates the story of Greek headmaster, Panagiotis Tsagouris, who is working with his students to save Tsakonian in a little outpost in Greece.
If you think Latin is a dead language, think again. Over the past few years, a growing number of "living Latinists" are breathing new life into Latin, taking it out of the classroom and into the light of day.
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LOL ambassadors are passionate about languages. Whether they have learnt them or are still learning them, or have always spoken them at home, our ambassadors are able to live life to the fullest – with more than one language.
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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.
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.
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.
AFL Premiership player, Brownlow medallist, Coach of AFL international Peace team, international chaperone for parents of draftees.
Hass Dellal, Acting Chair SBS Board and Executive of Australian Multicultural Foundation - local national and international experience.