Asia Education

Thinking of studying in Australia? Try Perth

By Sat, Feb 13, 2010 5:19PM UTC

Perth has slipped slightly on The Economist‘s latest survey but still ranks as one of the top ten most livable cities in the world. This is no surprise. Sure, house prices are too high but Perth is still a great place to live. It seldom gets oppressively hot and never

Anti-English Spectrum leader interviewed by Dong-A Ilbo

By Thu, Feb 11, 2010 11:55AM UTC

This is one of two pieces the Dong-A Ilbo put together following the LA Times’ recent article on the Anti-English Spectrum outfit, which now has a new name. Hat tip to Gusts of Popular Feeling. The actions of 40-year-old Yie Eun-woong for the deportation of illegal foreign English instructors who

Gangnam ‘Star Teacher’ scandal continues

By Thu, Feb 11, 2010 1:21AM UTC

37-year-old Mr. Kim, the Gangnam hagwon teacher at the center of the scandal over leaked SAT questions, has had his home and bank account searched by police. The hagwon and its owner have been subject to the same searches.

How not to sell a condo

By Wed, Feb 10, 2010 2:55PM UTC

If you’re paying 2.5 million baht for a condominium you would expect the developer to be putting a little bit more of an effort into their English language marketing materials. The style in this new, French-themed development in the Ladprao area of Bangkok is described in one sales brochure as

Why John Brumby must account for Black Saturday bushfires

By Mon, Feb 08, 2010 3:57AM UTC

As every boy scout knows, there are three things that you need if you want to get fire. One is oxygen – and we are unlikely to be able to prevent the availability of this anytime soon. Number two is ignition. Try as we might to prevent them, there will