Based on Malay, Indonesian is closely related to the national languages of three other Southeast Asian countries, Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore, thus giving access to more than 200 million people on Australia's doorstep.
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Arabic is currently the 5th most commonly spoken native language in the world, with about 230 million people speaking it as their first language. Australia itself has a sizeable Arabic-speaking community. Arabic is also the liturgical language of Islam studied by many millions of non-Arab Muslims around the world.
With more than 500 million speakers globally, Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world and an official language in 25 countries.
Russian is one of the world's major international languages: it is spoken by over 140 million people and is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
Hebrew is one of the oldest languages in the world, having been spoken from about 1200 BCE to the present day in Israel and has had an enormous impact on Western culture most particularly through what is commonly called the Old Testament.
Study Ancient Egyptian and discover the ancient world of Egypt and the Near East from 3000 BCE to the 4th century CE.
The study of Japanese language and society gives the individual insight not only into a deep and diverse culture but also provides important contrasts when considering various nations' roles in the Asia-Pacific region.
French is one of the world's major international languages spoken by over 250 million people in 43 countries, on all five continents. Accessing these global networks of French speakers can enhance and extend careers in international relations, development studies, business, science and the arts.
Studying the Korean language as well as its history, politics, security, economy, culture and society provides students with a deeper understanding of the issues pertaining to the Korean peninsula and its neighboring countries.