When it comes to French speaking countries, Australia is no exception.
There are hundreds of languages spoken in Australia.
In fact, more than 50% of Australians are bilingual.
That means it is not uncommon for bilingual people to find themselves talking to people from other languages.
For example, you could speak French to someone who is English-speaking but has a British accent and you might find that they find you to be very polite and engaging.
This can be a real asset to a conversation because, like you would expect, people will appreciate a native speaker’s voice and will find it very difficult to speak a language they don’t understand.
You might also find it easier to connect with someone who has travelled to another country, as a way of saying goodbye.
It is not just that you might have been speaking to someone from another country in the past, but that you are now speaking to a French speaker from another language.
So it is crucial to make sure you speak to people who speak the same language as you.
Find out more on our Language of Australia infographic.