Greater China

Housing in China Guide: Apartments, Hutongs & Dorms

  Finding suitable short-term accomodation in China can be challenging, even for the most experienced of China-hands. The language barrier is only a small problem. The bigger challenge is finding accommodation which ticks all the boxes, including affordability, location and a sit-down toilet! … Read More

Why 6am and daily morning rituals is key to learning a language

  Working 9-6 every day in Beijing and the 40-minute commute to and from work, alongside half a dozen other weekly commitments doesn’t augur well for language study. After leaving Seoul six months ago, my Korean language skills have dropped off dramatically … Read More

ACYA VIC BLC

A look into the ACYA Victoria Bilingual Language Competition

With the ACYA Victoria Bilingual Language Competition (BLC) accepting applications for 2016, Asia Options spoke with last year’s winners Maggie Milne and Nell Chan, to hear about their experiences and discuss how bilingual Victorians can put their Chinese language skills … Read More