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Oct
20

English with Star Janista Raj – Time – How to Say it in English and Not in Tinglish

      This is the second in Star’s ‘English with Star’ series. (Click the ‘CC’ captions button in Youtube for English Subtitles) Why is ‘Time’ Mispronounced in Tinglish as ‘Taam’ In this clip Star teaches us how she finally learnt how to pronounce the word ‘Time’ in English correctly. NOT ทาม ‘taam’ like 90%+ […]

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Sep
29

Chinese Story of 聽 tīng – Compacting Meanings Introduction by Stuart Jay Raj

A Sneak Peak at my new E-Learning Series Over the past couple of weeks, I have set up a green-screen, bought lights, camera and have been hard at work finally getting down to what I have wanted to do for a long time.  That is compile all my usual face to face training into E-Learning […]

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Sep
22

Floobenflahter Analogy – Getting into the Right Mindset to Learn a Language with Stuart Jay Raj

It All Makes Perfect Sense … Just Maybe Not In English I came up with this story many years ago when I first started running my Cracking Thai Fundammentals course, after getting very frustrated with students that would have all the motivation sucked out of them from the get go as a result of their […]

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New Polyglot Mayor of Australia’s Gold Coast Makes Promotional Clip in Thai with Stuart Jay Raj

Australia needs to be more ‘Asia Competent’ – Well this is a Good Start! Last week I went to Sydney for the launch of a White Paper that was sponsored by ANZ Bank and hosted by ANZ CEO Mike Smith. The result of from what I gathered was a year’s worth of research and writing […]

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English With Star Part One – Turning Tinglish ‘เซนทรัล’ ‘sentan’ into ‘Central’

From Zero English to Fluency – Star’s Journey Star moved to Australia from Thailand in 2010 at the age of six. When arriving in Australia, she couldn’t speak a word of English. Through ESL classes and supportive teachers, her English has come a long way and now she’s here to help kids back home in […]

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CTF-1 Radio Bangkok Podcast – Let Your Environment Teach You

ctf-01Cracking Thai Radio Bangkok Podcast – Learning From Your Environment CTF 1 –  Let Your Environment Teach You TRANSCRIPT How much time does someone have to set aside when they’re learning Thai? That’s a question I always get in my Cracking Thai Fundamentals class. Last Wednesday I received and email from one of the students […]

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Christophe Clugston Reviews Stuart Jay Raj as Youtube Polyglot

Who’s the best You Tube Polyglot? I received an email from Linguist and Fighting Arts / Self Defense expert Christophe Clugston a couple of weeks back bringing my attention to a video clip that he had posted a couple of months back – http://youtu.be/PJBC9Q-zce4.  The full clip is about 15+ minutes.  I was fascinated listening […]

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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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