Author: Stuart Jay Raj

Nov
13

Your Dog Can Help Coach Your Tones when Learning a Tonal Language

“You Speak So Well!” Have you ever been learning a language like Thai, Chinese or Vietnamese and received a compliment in the very beginning stages along the lines of “You speak so well!” While providing that much needed motivation to keep going in the language, receiving such compliments can start to be detrimental to your […]

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Oct
29

Why Do Many Asian Languages Mix Up ‘R’ and ‘L’?

When I was a kid in a much less politically correct world, I used to love watching ‘Get Smart’ episodes after school.  There was a Chinese villain in the series named ‘The Claw’ who had a claw for a hand who would always end up in crazy back and forth ‘Who’s on first’ like discussion […]

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Oct
20

How to Develop Thought Fluency in a Foreign Language

One of the most powerful skills you as a language learner could hope to develop is the ability to think directly in the language that you’re learning without having to go through your mother tongue. I call this ‘thought fluency’, and it is the core skill that I aim to get kicking into action from […]

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Sep
07

Introducing Cracking Thai Fundamentals (CTF) ‘The Book’

(Order your copy of Cracking Thai Fundamentals here – http://stujay.com/product/cracking-thai-fundamentals-book/) CTF is the Product of 16 Years of Work After 16 years of developing my Cracking Thai Fundamentals programme, today is a big milestone. This video above is a clip of me unwrapping and giving a sneak peek inside the very first CTF book ever printed. […]

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Jul
03

How to Build the Ultimate Vocabulary Building Tool

By the end of this article, you will have all the tools available to automatically generate your own customised multi-lingual audio vocabulary learning training files and physical flash cards to help you increase your vocabulary in the language that you are learning and develop a much more natural level of fluency speaking the language. Watch […]

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May
28

Welcome to My New Language and Mind Mastery #LAMM Video Series

I have just started recording a brand new video series that have the same title as this blog – “Language and Mind Mastery”. These clips will cover anything and everything to do with language, linguists, learning and mind skills. I have recorded many clips already and many to come. You can see all of them […]

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Feb
16

Hotels, Thais and Indians – No Room for Political Correctness

The Original Story Appears in Hotel Intel.co. Click here for full story. Several months ago, I was brought into a project in a high-end hotel in Bangkok that was a couple of months away from completion. Right now in Thailand, the labour market is flooded and finding internationally minded service staff with sufficient English language […]

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May
05

TV Interview – Polyglot Stuart Jay Raj talks about Language Learning and Careers

In this Episode of Talking Thailand with Khun Pleum (M.L. Nattakorn Devakula), Grace Robinson and Adam Bradshaw interview Polyglot Stuart Jay Raj. Languages that Stuart or ‘Jay’ use during the interview include English, Thai, Indonesian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Danish and Spanish. Stuart or Khun ‘Jay’ talks about how to best approach learning languages like Thai and […]

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