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Nov
19

Stu Jay Raj Interviews Polyglot Beijing Kempinsky Hotelier Brice Pean – Multilingual Careers

Watch the Video Background I have been doing a series of interviews lately for Hotelier Herald’s (http://hotelierherald.com) Hotelier on the Grill program. It’s been fascinating meeting some of the top hoteliers from all over the world and finding that many of them are fellow polyglots and ended up taking this career path as a result […]

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Oct
26

The Whitening of Asia

“I’m not Racist – It’s Just a Cultural Thing” … Watch this video reel first that I have put together with English Subtitles – Does Media Influence Culture, or is Media just a Reflection of Culture? I have run cultural workshops across Asia for over 15 years now. It never ceases to fascinate to see […]

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Oct
09

‘Thinking in Meanings’ Sneak Preview on Jcademy – ต่อ tɔ̀: with vector words ไป pai and มา ma:

This is a sneak preview of the second Cracking Thai Fundamentals module “Thinking in Meanings” is going to change the way you think about language and meanings. This module has hours of quality content that will become a cornerstone to your language learning in Thai and other languages from around the region. Escape the Limits […]

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Sep
19

Traditional Therapies Vs. Modern Medicine

This time last week I was faced with a dilemma.  Do I give in to ‘Modern Medicine’ and surgery, or do I continue to try and find a natural solution at let my body heal itself?   I know this is a little off topic from my usual language and learning posts, but I hope […]

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Mar
22

Chinese English Thai – Language Reveals Another World Hidden in Plain View – Same Sign Different Message

How do You Know What You Are Experiencing is What Everyone Else Is? Watch this Clip First So many expats that I meet in China, Indonesia, Thailand and other countries around the region tell me that they get around just fine without knowing the local language. I suppose that is a fair enough statement. It’s […]

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Mar
07

The Korean 한글 Han-gul Indian Connection and My Personal Language Learning Operating System

Language DNA (Before you watch the clip – my apologies for the Korean typo in the rendering – it should be 한글 ) What do Korean, Tibetan, Chinese, Spanish and Danish have in common? This clip is one that I have been wanting to put together for many years now and it’s one that I’m […]

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Mar
01

All D’s Were Not Created Equal – How to Sound Less Like A Foreigner

‘D’ not ‘G’! This is a continuation in my series of clips of how to evade the ‘foreigner speak’ trap when learning a language and speak more like a native. Another trap we can fall into is using our mother tongue’s renderings of certain letters in place of how the native speakers of a language […]

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Feb
27

Evading the Foreigner Speak Trap when Learning a New Language

Going to a Country to Learn a Language Doesn’t Ensure You Will Learn It Like They Speak It Are you aware that when you go to a country and learn the language spoken there, that the language you learn might not be the ‘real’ language spoken? I put this clip together on avoiding falling into […]

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