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  • The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


I joined UWA as lecturer in Korean studies in 2015 and I have been Korean Studies major coordinator since 2017. I hold and M.A. and a PhD in Korean as a Foreign Language and Culture Education from Korea University, Seoul.
Before joining UWA I was full time lecturer at Sogang University Korean Language Education Center, where I coordinated the Korean language for professionals and the exchange students programs.
I also taught Korean language and culture pedagogy in the teachers training program at universities in Korea and abroad.
I am a Korean Ministry of Culture certified Korean as a second/foreign language instructor since 2008 and I was a recipient of scholarships from the Korea Foundation and the Korean Ministry of Education.

Roles and responsibilities

I have expertise in:

Foreign language pedagogy
Foreign language learning
Korean language teaching and learning
Korean linguistics
Korean culture and sociolinguistics

Previous positions

Full time lecturer, Sogang University Korean Language Education Center.
Part time lecturer, Kwangoon University, Korean Language and Literature Department.

Current projects

At present I am working on projects that focus on:

Korean language learners' needs and motivation
Identity and authenticity issues in second generation Korean-Australian students

Teaching overview

Unit coordinator of:

KORE1401 (Korean 1)
KORE1402 (Korean 2)
KORE1405 (Korean for heritage learners 1)
KORE1406 (Korean for heritage learners 2)
KORE3405 (Korean 5)
KORE3406 (Korean 6)
KORE5001 (Korean for professionals)
KORE5002 (Korean for professionals)


My research deals with the pedagogy of Korean language and culture.
In particular, at the moment I am working on projects on online feedback, learner's motivation and issues of identity in second generation Korean-Australian students.


I speak Korean
English and Italian on a daily basis. I am also a former student of Japanese.

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Research Output 2010 2018

  • 9 Article
  • 3 Conference paper
  • 3 Conference presentation/ephemera
  • 1 Other chapter contribution

How do you think the knowledge of the Korean language will shape your future?: A Q methodology study into Australian university student future language selves

Fraschini, N. & Caruso, M., Jul 2018, (Unpublished) p. 627-646. 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference presentation/ephemera

language education

Language ownership and belonging in overseas Koreans

Fraschini, N., Apr 2018, In : International Journal of Korean Language Education. 4, 1, p. 23-46

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Late modern considerations on language education for Koreans abroad

Fraschini, N., 20 Nov 2017, Korean Language as Socio-Educational Resources: A refereed proceeding of the Australian Symposium on Korean Language Learning and Teaching 2017. Lee, Y. & Shin, S. (eds.). Adelaide: University of South Australia, p. 22-31 10 p. 3

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Open Access
language education