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The Benefits Of Being a Polyglot

2021-03-29T18:37:51+08:00

What is a Polyglot? “A polyglot is defined as someone with a high degree of proficiency in 5 or more languages.” 40% of people in the world are monolingual. They are fluent in only one language and a majority of them are American, Brit, Aussie or Kiwi. They do not see the need to pick up a second language as majority of the world speaks English as their first or second language. Others have the luxury of growing up being effectively bilingual. This group of people (43%) is most noticeable in communities like the Hispanic in the US (English + [...]

The Benefits Of Being a Polyglot2021-03-29T18:37:51+08:00

The Language Advantage – How We Stay Relevant In Today’s World

2023-09-14T15:24:49+08:00

Picking up a new language is not as easy as it sounds. It requires time, patience and tons of practice. Learning a language is not just about knowing how to read, write and speak. A language at it's core, represents a unique culture and identity. As we are approaching the tail end of 2020, let us be reminded of the language learning goals you forgot about way back in 2019. It is all too common for us to form our own prejudice to people who are different from us. We tend to find the way they speak to be "funny" [...]

The Language Advantage – How We Stay Relevant In Today’s World2023-09-14T15:24:49+08:00

6 Reasons to Choose Singapore as a Destination for Studying English

2020-10-24T11:05:15+08:00

1 - Singapore is a modern and cosmopolitan city full of culture, historical sites, entertainment and great night life. 2 - Singapore people are famously open, friendly and easy going so you will have plenty of opportunity to meet local people and practice your English. 3 - The English spoken in Singapore is very close to British English yet it has its own character and melody. 4 - The city centre is relatively small to easily get around. 5 - Singapore has lots to offer to sports and nature lovers with plenty of sports facilities and parks, as well as lovely [...]

6 Reasons to Choose Singapore as a Destination for Studying English2020-10-24T11:05:15+08:00

The Loy Krathong Festival of Chiang Mai

2020-06-18T18:30:06+08:00

What is Loy Krathong? When we think of a Thai festival, the first thing that comes to mind is Songkran (เทศกาลสงกรานต์). However, there is another widely celebrated festival in Thailand known as the Loy Krathong festival (ลอยกระทง). The Loy Krathong, loosely translated as "floating container", is a nationwide celebration in Thailand but despite this, it is not an official public holiday. Loy Krathong falls on the 12th month of the Thai lunar calendar and differs every year. I would strongly recommend that you figure out the exact date of Loi Krathong before booking your flights to Thailand; if you plan [...]

The Loy Krathong Festival of Chiang Mai2020-06-18T18:30:06+08:00

Unlocking the Beauty and Complexity of Thai Language: A Journey into Learning

2023-09-19T00:41:36+08:00

Introduction The Thai language, known as ภาษาไทย (Pasa Thai) to its native speakers, is a captivating linguistic tapestry that weaves together a rich cultural heritage and a unique script. Learning Thai is a rewarding endeavor that opens doors to a vibrant culture, beautiful landscapes, and the warm hospitality of the Thai people. In this article, we'll embark on a journey to explore the intricacies of the Thai language and discover why it's worth your time and effort to learn. The Beauty of Thai Script One of the most striking aspects of the Thai language is its script. Written Thai, known as [...]

Unlocking the Beauty and Complexity of Thai Language: A Journey into Learning2023-09-19T00:41:36+08:00

Mastering the Melodies of Vietnamese: A Guide to Learning a Language Rich in History and Culture

2023-09-19T00:42:08+08:00

Introduction The Vietnamese language, known as "Tiếng Việt," is a treasure trove of cultural richness and historical significance. As you embark on the journey of learning Vietnamese, you'll discover a language that encapsulates the spirit of a resilient nation and its warm, welcoming people. In this article, we'll delve into the captivating world of the Vietnamese language and explore why it's worth the effort to master. The Intricate Vietnamese Alphabet At first glance, the Vietnamese script may appear daunting with its accents, diacritics, and a unique alphabet known as the "Chữ Quốc Ngữ." Unlike other languages in the region that use [...]

Mastering the Melodies of Vietnamese: A Guide to Learning a Language Rich in History and Culture2023-09-19T00:42:08+08:00