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Wire your Brain to Learn Languages

Exploiting Brain States for Enhanced Neuro Plasticity

Neuro plasticity is the ability of our nervous system to rewire and learn new behaviours, skills and cognitive functioning. Your brain has the ability to do this - whether it's learning a new language, a musical instrument or developing that solution to a problem that's going to give you an edge over your competitors ... and it can all be done without the use of so-called 'Smart drugs'. Mindkraft Language - Brain Builder I is the first in a series of 'Brain Building' programmes developed by linguist Stuart Jay Raj that is designed to not only give you a robust foundation in key languages like Chinese, Korean, Thai, Sanskrit, Vietnamese and Indonesian / Malay, but more importantly, you will develop cognitive and motor skills, muscle memory and habits that will put your learning into overdrive, helping you to develop a degree of thought fluency and set foreign language fluency goals that you may have thought previously would be out of your reach.

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Course Objectives

During this 11-Week Blended Learning programme, Stuart Jay Raj will work with you to achieve the following:

  • Install the sound and writing frameworks that support the learning of Chinese, Korean, Thai, Lao, Indonesian, Malay, Khmer, Burmese and other languages that use the Indic sound framework;

  • Increase thought fluency allowing you to develop and present ideas faster in your mother tongue and in foreign languages;

  • Escape your mother tongue's sound filters and be able to hear and reproduce sounds of foreign languages in a more native-like manner;

  • Learn the sound systems and phonetic writing systems of Korean, Thai, Mandarin and Indonesian;

  • Use data and text manipulation tools and coding to collect target language learning data and develop your own powerful, customised learning resources;

  • Develop an insatiable thirst for learning;

  • Learn effective memory techniques that help increase the speed and capacity of information moved between your short term and long term memory;

  • Build an environment around you that teaches you language, and develop the fundamental skills that maximises your ability to learn from that environment and self correct;

  • Learn how to control brain states throughout the day to maximise learning;

MINDKRAFT Discord Group

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You can start your MINDKRAFT journey right now and become part of our fast-growing and very active MINDKRAFT Discord Community. Channels include general discussion channels, voice and coaching channels, language specific channels including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Romance Languages, Slavic Languages, Thai, Indonesian / Malay, Vietnamese, Khmer - as well as other channels relevant to MINDKRAFT including data, terminal and Linux, brain and the mind, magic and mentalism, radio, Morse Code, Sign Language and we even have a Book Club channel where members share best-reads and learning from what they've been reading.
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Course curriculum

  • 1
    Zoom Links and Video Archives
    • MINDKRAFT EVERGREEN Zoom Session Links
    • w10 Zoom Video Archive - Xin Chao Vietnam
    • W09 VERSO Zoom Archive - Dialects and Language Shifting
    • W08 Zoom Evergreen Archive - Data and Terminal
    • W07 Zoom Video Archive - Bahasa Indonesia and Malaysia
    • W06 Zoom Evergreen - The Shapes of Thai
    • W06 Zoom Verso Archive - The Shapes of Thai
    • W05 Zoom Video Archive - Playing with Brain States
    • W04 Zoom Video Archive - Chinese Whispers
    • W03 Zoom Video Archive - Total Recall - Creating a Playground for the Mind
    • W02 Zoom Video Archive - 'The First Words in Any Language'
    • W01 Zoom Video Archive - Escaping our Own Brain
  • 2
    Welcome to Mindkraft Language Brain Builder I
    • A note from the Facilitator - Stuart Jay Raj
    • What to do to Prepare for MINDKRAFT
  • 3
    W01 Escaping our Own Brain
    • W01 Overview and Zoom Link - Escaping Our Brain
    • W01 Part A - The Sound Matrix
    • W01 Part B - Shadow Speaker
    • W01 - Lesson Presentation Slides
    • W01 Part A Revision - The Sound Matrix
    • W01 Part B Revision - Shadow Speaker
    • W01 - What to Prepare between Now and Session 2
  • 4
    W02 - The First Words of Any Language
    • W02 Part A - 12 Golden Sentences
    • W02 Part B - What Words Should I Learn First?
    • W02 - Lesson Presentation Slides
    • W02 Revision '12 Sentences' and 'What Words Should I learn First?'
    • W02 Core Skills - Making Ruby Tag Bilingual Learning Resources
  • 5
    W03 - Total Recall
    • W03 Overview - Total Recall
    • W03 Part A - Building a Playground for the Mind
    • W03 Part B - The Korean Connection
  • 6
    W04 - Chinese Whispers
    • W04 - Chinese Whispers - Overview
    • W04 Part A - Pinyin, Tones and Counting
    • W04 Part B - Balanced Mind, Balanced Hand
    • W04 - Chinese Whispers Presentation Slides
    • W04 Chinese Whispers Zoom Video
  • 7
    W05 - Playing with Brain States
    • W05 Overview - Playing with Brain States
    • W05 Part A - Apple, Bees in a Hive, Cotton Candy, Dog's Behind - Simultaneous Morse Code and Sign Language
    • W05 Part B - Hearing in Meanings - Words as 'Sound Chords'
    • W05 Presentation Slides - Playing with Brain States
    • W05 Zoom Archive - Playing with Brain States
  • 8
    W06 - The Shapes of Thai
    • W06 Overview - Shapes of Thai
    • W06 Part A - Mix and Match - Thai vs. Khmer
    • W06 Part B - Developing Reading Fluency in a Foreign Writing System
    • W06 Presentation Slides - The Shapes of Thai
    • W06-Zoom-VERSO-Archive
  • 9
    W07 - Bahasa : An Introduction to Indonesian and Malay
    • W07 Overview - Introduction to Indonesian and Malay
    • W07 Part A - The Sounds of Indonesian
    • W07 Part B - Fluency Building Blocks - Indonesian and Malay
    • W07 Zoom Video Archive - Bahasa Indonesia and Malaysia
  • 10
    W08 Data Driven Language Learning
    • W08 Part A - Introduction to VIM and Multilingual Keyboards
    • W08 Part B - Manipulating online data, and building customised, personal language learning resources.
    • W08 Overview - Data Driven Language
  • 11
    W09-Dialects and Languages
    • Overview - Dialects and Languages
    • Switching between Malay and Indonesian
    • Switching between Lao and Thai
    • W09 Presentation Slides - Dialects and Language Switching
  • 12
    W10 - Xin Chao Vietnam
    • Overview - Xin Chào Vietnam
    • Sounding Vietnamese
    • Leveraging what we already know
    • W10 Presentation Slides - Xin Chao Vietnam
    • W10 - Zoom Evergreen - Xin Chao Vietnam
  • 13
    Final Presentations
    • Participant Presentations
    • Moving Forward

The Instructor

  • Stuart Jay Raj

    Stuart Jay Raj

    Jcademy Founder

    Stuart Jay Raj is an author, public speaker, cross-cultural business strategist, facilitator and linguist with fluency ranging from competent to native in over 15 languages including Mandarin, Cantonese, Thai, Indonesian, Spanish, Sanskrit, Danish and other languages predominantly across Southeast Asia. Beginning his facilitation career almost 20 years ago as a Dale Carnegie facilitator, Stuart has since established his own brand of facilitating business across Asia, fusing his cultural and linguistic knowledge with solid people skills and localised business know-how, helping both individuals and organisations to be their best wherever they are. He has developed industry specific knowledge and skills with government / non-government agencies and multinational corporations spanning across several domains - in particular Aerospace, Cyber-Security, Human-Trafficking / People Smuggling, Modern-Trade and Energy, where he works on the ground across Asia, assisting parties from both West and East with mutual interests to overcome differences and negotiate internally and externally for success. Stuart is the author of the best-selling book ‘Cracking Thai Fundamentals - Installing a Thai Operating System for your mind’, and has presented TEDx talks across the region in English and Mandarin, has hosted a TV show on Thailand’s Channel 5, trained simultaneous interpreters across the region and was for several years on the international Miss Universe Interpreting team.