Interview with Startup Founder: Ruzaini, Headstart Language
With a vision to to become the go-to language school for language education in Singapore, education startup Headstart Language aims to develop students into multilingual speakers who can make a difference globally. I sat down with Headstart Language’s founder and CEO, Ruzaini to discuss future plans and how, together with his team, he is pushing for quality yet affordable language education for the masses. [...]
The Benefits Of Being a Polyglot
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 [...]
The Language Advantage – How We Stay Relevant In Today’s World
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 2019, let us be reminded of the language learning goals you forgot about way back in [...]
6 Reasons to Choose Singapore as a Destination for Studying English
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 [...]
The Loy Krathong Festival of Chiang Mai
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 [...]
How Difficult is it to Learn Thai?
Is Thai Difficult? 'How difficult is it to learn Thai?' is likely one of the main questions individuals ask themselves when they are considering whether to learn the language. Obviously, the more difficult it is will mean it takes somewhat more time and require more hard work before individuals are able to communicate openly. Nonetheless, there is no straightforward response to this inquiry. There are a wide range of variables that will affect how troublesome it will [...]
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