French was introduced as a second language specialist subject in 2015. Currently it is taught in the P-4 year levels.
French is a very popular language to learn and more than 200 million people speak French on the five continents. French is a major language for international communication. French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English, and the ninth most widely spoken language in the world.
There are forty-nine countries throughout the world that either use French as their official, second or priority language. This represents one quarter of the world’s nations.
To find out why it’s great to learn French, check out this brochure produced by the Victorian Department of Education. You’ll be amazed to find out how many french words you already know!