Author: Stuart Jay Raj

Chinese Zodiac ‘Memory’ Technique Flashcards on Anki

The other day, I put a post up entitled “How to Become ‘Gifted’ at Learning Languages – You’re Never too Old” This was an entry point for a lot of the things I will be doing in the future with this site.  I want to establish a base set of memory tools that we can […]


¿Cuál idioma? – How Important is being able to Speak English in Becoming Miss Universe?

Lights … Camera … That crazy time of year has arrived again. White sashes are being pinned, flubby bits are being retracted and false eye-lashes are going into overdrive as some of the hottest women from around the planet spend almost a month together in Mr. Trump’s Panopticon under the hawkish gaze of the Mid-West […]


How to Become ‘Gifted’ at Learning Languages – You’re Never too Old

“That’s O.K. for you – you’re ‘gifted’ when it comes to learning languages …. but what about us normal folk? How are we supposed to learn a new language when we don’t have the ability to absorb them by osmosis like you?” This would have to be the No.1 comment / question that I receive […]


The Most Difficult Language in the World! – Floobenflahter

If it’s like that on Floobenflahter, surely it’s like that on Earth? A ‘Floobenflahter’ from the planet Floobenflahter landed here on earth and found himself standing in front of a cup of delicious Japanese Green Tea. In Floobenflahter, water exists, but it’s a deep red colour. Nevertheless, Floobenflahter water tastes just like earth water, and […]


Thai Tones, Consonants and Vowels in One Simple Post

I have been planning to get this post out for a long time. Just over a year back after I designed my Indic Consonant Compass and Glyphs, one of my Thai students Peter Griebel begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting in Bangkok thought that he would put his Scandinavian design skills to work and developed a second chart initially for […]


‘’ My New Language / Polyglot Website – inspired by Benny the Irish Polyglot (Thanks Benny!)

Several months ago, Benny the Irish Polyglot (owner of the famous polyglot site ) contacted me and asked if I could do a Skype interview with him for his subscribers. Finally after a couple of months, we were able to tee up a time that worked for both of us and last Friday evening […]


Profile of stuart jay raj mar logo title 2010 1.1

Check out this SlideShare Presentation: Profile of stuart jay raj mar logo title 2010 1.1 View more documents from stujay. The original feed from this article comes from polyglot Stuart Jay Raj’s ‘Behind the Curtain’ Language and Mindskills blog – If you have any suggestions on topics that you’d like me to blog about, […]


Interview with Polyglot Stuart Jay Raj – Part 2 for – Getting over the Mental Barriers of Language Learning

Interview with Polyglot Stuart Jay Raj – Part 2 for This is the 2nd of 3 interviews I did with Cat from the site. In this interview Cat asked me about the common obstacles for people learning Thai and how I help them get around them. We also touch a bit on my […]

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