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Dec
01

Thai, Khmer, Indian … Same Same?

Over the weekend I had the privilege to present to a group of around 100 expat Indians working in the Engineering and Technology sectors in Thailand.  I had spoken to the group a couple of months earlier and after the seminar, many people approached me and mentioned how much trouble they were having learning Thai. […]

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Nov
18

Cringeworthy Bad Google Translate Fails Explained

What on earth could possibly translate into “Today’s mother cooking something to eat some rats”, or “Like a chicken in rats with”? Yesterday this cringeworthy excerpt from a Thai English language learning book was posted on a number of sites and caused a lot of questions about a number of topics.  How can Google translate […]

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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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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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