Scott Walker – Venturing beyond the Hermit Kingdom

Both here on Asia Options and at AustCham Korea, Scott Walker is an iconic name within the Australia-Korea space! Formerly AustCham Korea’s youngest Board Member (Director), Scott’s transition from student living off $900 a month to Tourist Australia’s Korea Country … Read More

Italki Student Review | Get a Language Tutor on the Cheap-side

    Getting a tutor for anything – whether it be a piano teacher or a language tutor – in a western county in say Australia or America is pretty expensive! Being on the financially conservative side that I am, it … Read More

Beginners guide to studying Korean in Australia or outside Korea on a shoestring budget

K-pop, Gangnam style and the recent Korean wave of popular culture have turned the spotlight on the former Hermit Kingdom. The Korean wave has spurned a small but growing band of foreigners learning Korean. However, the Korean language still falls … 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

Desi Cochrane and tackling advanced Korean

  In our next installment on exploring the benefits of learning an Asian language, we sat down with the Co-founder of Goshipages Desi Cochrane in Seoul. Following a recent interview with Wendy Haydon from the Australian Trade Commission in Seoul, I concluded that … Read More