Revealing Stuart Jay Raj’s Deepest Secrets … Welcome to My Library

You have a natural talent for languages, that’s why you can learn them so well BOLLOCKS! … It comes from first having a passion about them and then putting in the hard hours. For the first time I have decided to shoot a clip of that which holds my deepest, darkest secrets and is indeed the secret to my ability to learn languages. Welcome to my library! In this clip, I’ll give you a whirlwind tour of some of my books – most of them language oriented. You will see books in and on Thai, Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghainese and other Chinese languages, Amis, Tagalog / Filipino, Indonesian, Malay, Bahasa Jawa (Javanese), Balinese, Sunda, Madura, Russian, Turkish, Vietnamese, Northern Thai ล้านนา, Isaan, Lao, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Burmese, Swedish, Farsi, Urdu, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Panjabi, Danish, Arabic, Sanskrit, Korean, Japanese, Kansai / Osaka dialect, Tibetan, Dzongka and if you look closely you can even spot a couple of Irish Gaelic charts. There are books teaching other languages, books in other languages, books in other languages about language and linguistics and books in other languages teaching other stuff through those languages. All of which are important ingredients to successful language learning. Yes, a lot of my language learning is done ‘in the field’ with real life people, but I have to admit that I probably spend a lot more time ‘out of the field’, in my books comparing what I have learnt from real life with what the books tell me. During this candid tour, I’ll show you some of my favorite language learning aids including tools to develop native like Chinese handwriting. I will be taking some of my learnings from these babies and bringing them to you on video over the coming weeks. For any subject requests or questions, please drop me an email via my website – Enjoy! Stuart Jay Raj – เจ – 王懷樂

Stuart Jay Raj is a polyglot who specializes in the languages and dialects spoken in South East Asia and China. His talents have allowed him to earn a professional living as a simultaneous interpreter in Thai, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Indonesian, among others, providing language and cultural training for multinational companies in the region and hosting his own TV programme on Thailand's Channel 5. He holds a degree in Cognitive and Applied Linguistics from Griffith University and has become an expert in the field of language acquisition with a strong track record of success. Stuart's background knowledge of Sanskrit, Khmer, Lao and various Chinese dialects and minority languages enables him to present a fascinating and unique perspective on the Thai language which makes everything fall logically into place.