French is spoken in more than 50 countries, including some of Australia’s closest neighbours. It’s one of the most widely taught second languages in the world and it’s a stepping stone to learning a range of other Romance languages, from Italian to Spanish to Portuguese. French is a language of diplomacy and the official working language of many major international organisations—like the United Nations, the European Community, the Olympic Games movement and the International Red Cross. Learn to speak and read French, delve into French culture and build a global understanding of the world. With the internationalisation of the job market, graduates with a qualification in French will have greater employment opportunities both in Australia and overseas.