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" [...]
About RuzainiRuzaini graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and comes from a background in marketing, having previously worked at notable marketing agencies.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]