Mandarin and calligraphy lessons, or agents of foreign influence and attacks on academic freedom — increasing concern puts a spotlight on China's Confucius Institutes in Australia.
Let's face it, who doesn't love an unjustified, entirely subjective pet peeve? Being precociously cantankerous, especially about language, is how I've formed my identity, writes Gary Nunn.
Got a mate who has lost their Aussie twang? It turns out our brain is adapting to "find our tribe".
Each year hundreds of thousands of Chinese students flock to Australia to study, lured by promises of enhanced career prospects. They spend tens of thousands of dollars on what is sold to them as a life changing experience — but are they getting what they pay for?
Gary Nunn had long accepted he didn’t like getting up early. But with neuro linguistic programming, he found he could change his life through repetition and the right words
An article on ABC News suggests that to avoid linguistic catastrophes cased by apostrophes we should just stop using them. However, the correct use of this most special member of our alphabet avoids much confusion. And besides, it's not that hard, writes Roslyn Petelin.
Education experts in Australia voice concern over the number unqualified foreign English teachers hired overseas based on their "white face" and who are teaching simply to make some money to "stay afloat".
An Afghan interpreter lodges a case against the Department of Home Affairs, hoping to be granted safety in Australia. He failed a routine character test in 2013, but an Army veteran says that can be explained by a simple misunderstanding.
Turns out it's not people from households that only speak English.