Polish is a major Slavonic language, spoken by over 50 million people worldwide. Polish has a long tradition as a literary language dating back to the tenth century.
Polish people have been involved with Australia from the early days of European exploration and have made a significant contribution to Australian cultural development.
Since 1989, the opportunities for trade, travel and cultural exchange between Po-land and Australia have greatly increased. Future career prospects in interpreting and translating, community welfare or in the diplomatic service make Polish a relevant language for students.