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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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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
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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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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Tattoos – Think Before You Ink PART ONE

Thai Culture – It’s more than just ‘Don’t Point Your Feet at People Before you read any further, take a moment to look at the photo above. How do you feel? I was sitting on a flight out of Australia to KL a couple of weeks back. There was a lady and her husband sitting […]

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How to Avoid Telling Someone to ‘Go FROOK Yourself’ by Mistake

How Would You Pronounce ‘Mang’? วิธีการใช้คำว่า มั่ง มั้ง และ แม่ง อย่างถูกต้อง Warning – Some Language (in Thai) in this Clip May Be Offensive You say ‘Tomato’, I say ‘Tomato’ … well, I guess the song makes more sense when you hear it than when you read it as text – and THAT’S the whole point […]

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Jun
13

In Defense of Accused People Smugglers – ABC TV story on Stuart Jay Raj and David Svoboda’s Work

ABC Newsline FEATURE: People smuggling: from the village to the courts On one recent People Smuggling mission in Banten province, West Java Indonesia, ABC Reporter Auskar Surbakti came along for the ride and filed this story. Transcript There’s a growing outcry over mandatory sentences for Indonesian boat crew convicted of people smuggling offences in Australia. […]

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