Seg 2 of 3 Int 1 Stu Jay Raj Tonight Show Tom Mintier

Segment 2 of 3 taken from an the first of 2 interviews by Tom Mintier on his Tonight Show with Polyglot Stuart Jay Raj This section covers: Learning to speak Vietnamese on short notice I’ll hire you to learn a language and then teach me The connections of Vietnamese with Thai, Chinese and more Sleeping dictionaries? Internet and language learning – new learning techniques Creating a virtual foreign world for language learning The internet shows specimens of spoken language in written form Google and language learning Laughing on the Internet – 55555 Blogging and discovering synergies- Avoiding Linguists Separating what they say they’re doing with what they’re really doing Dale Carnegie Converting language and culture into dollars Check out Stu’s language blog at

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.