Sun, 19 May 2019 17:20
Starbucks opens first store with sign language capability in China
For hearing impaired customers at a Starbucks in Guangzhou's Yuexiu district, ordering coffee can be much easier. Starbucks China on Sunday opened its first store with sign language capability in the city's oldest downtown area to offer more possibilities to the deaf and hard of hearing community.
Fri, 17 May 2019 01:00
The Nation to cease print edition and focus on digital market
THE NATION newspaper will stop its print editions and go fully online from July 1, when the independent English-language daily turns 48, to focus more on its core online readers including those based abroad, the top executive of the company that owns the paper said yesterday.
Thu, 16 May 2019 01:00
How to take the heat out of Thailand’s political colours
On my 10-week Thai-language course, I was recently taught about the significance of different colours in Thailand.
Wed, 15 May 2019 18:21
China blocks all language editions of Wikipedia
Beijing has broadened its block of online encyclopedia Wikipedia to include all language editions, reported an internet censorship research group, ahead of the country's most politically explosive anniversary.
Sat, 11 May 2019 01:00
Let’s speak English!
Japan gears up to host the Tokyo Olympics next year by organising language classes all over town
Thu, 09 May 2019 01:00
It wasn’t the junta that blacked out BBC and CNN
Re: “Tips for the junta on censoring English-language news”, Have Your Say, May 7.
Tue, 07 May 2019 01:00
Tips for the junta on censoring English-language news
When CNN and the BBC were covering the Thai election, the junta censored them by blocking programming and running a sign that announced: “Programming will return shortly.” This was perfectly grammatical and concise.
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 01:00
An invitation to all bookworms
Renowned for its collection of more than 20,000 English language books, Bangkok’s Neilson Hays Library is holding its bi-annual book sale on May 25 and 26 from 9.30am to 4pm.
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 12:15
Netflix launches production hub in Spain
Netflix last week celebrated the opening of its first European production hub in Tres Cantos, Madrid, the first in a multi million Euro investment in Spanish language content, which will help to support Spain’s growing creative community.
movie & TV
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:40
Let’s all speak French
The French language is under the spotlight this month as Alliance Francaise Bangkok plays host to the culturally diverse “Month of the Francophonie” with film screenings, concerts, live performing arts, exhibitions and playful activities.
Tue, 05 Mar 2019 01:00
How will 5G technology change lives?
STANDING in line for a voice assistant at a mock hotel room, visitors curiously watched how their water was being delivered after the order was given in a slew of different languages.
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 01:00
Mother tongue-based education is changing lives in deep South
Think back to your very first day of school. Now imagine what it would have been like if you could not understand the language that your teachers were speaking. What would that be like? And how would you feel if you finished sixth grade, but still could not read or write?
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 01:00
Which path to happiness should a Buddhist seeker take?
Thanks to Ye Olde Theologian for asking the very good question, what is self-transcendence? In this brief reply I have borrowed from my letter available in full on the Buddhist Channel. Theologians may note I use the language of my teachers, made my own by practice and experience.
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 01:00
Bridging the communication gap
In early January at Minami no Hoshi Elementary School in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, a Japanese-language lesson was being given to a sixth-grade class. In addition to the homeroom teacher, another teacher was present: Masaru Inuzuka, who is in charge of the education of non-Japanese children.
Sun, 10 Feb 2019 15:09
Language help for foreign students
Japanese schools seek ways to bridge communication gap