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Google is reportedly building a Duolingo rival

According to a report by The Information (paywall), Google may be putting its AI expertise to work by helping people learn foreign languages. The move seems a fairly expected one, given that Google operates all over the world, has vast lakes of language data and features its own translation tools across a number of different […]Read More

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Miss USA seen as mocking English skills of contestants

The Miss Universe contestant from the United States has made a public apology after coming under heavy criticism for comments she made about Miss Vietnam and Miss Cambodia. A live Instagram video clip has been reposted online showing Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers discussing the English-speaking skills of the two women with Miss Colombia Valeria […]Read More

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Thai parliament keen to improve Chinese the language skills of

BANGKOK, 10th September 2017 (NNT) – The Thai parliament has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kasetsart University to improve the Chinese language skills of its officials and staff. National Legislative Assembly (NLA) President Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, chaired the signing ceremony between the Secretariat of the Senate and the Confucius Institute at Kasetsart University. Under […]Read More

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PM urges Thais to improve English skills

BANGKOK, 9 July 2016 (NNT) – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that the English language is the most important and universal language in the world while urging his citizens to acquire English language skills. With the ability to understand English, the prime minister said one will have an unlimited access to information. And […]Read More

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This Revolutionary Earpiece Translates Foreign Languages in Real Time

Translation technology has just reached a whole new level with ‘Pilot’ – the world’s first smart earpiece that can translate foreign languages in real time. So two people who speak different languages can actually understand each other using Pilot, and engage in a normal conversation. Developed by New York-based Waverly Labs, Pilot is a three-part […]Read More

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Thailand ranks near bottom of English proficiency index

Thailand is rated as a non-English speaking country with very low English proficiency, ranking the 14th out of 16 countries in Asia and the 62nd out of 70 countries worldwide, according to the EF English Proficiency Index 2015 of Education First Language Institute. The EF English Proficiency Index is the world’s most comprehensive ranking of […]Read More

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Media urged to use Thai correctly

BANGKOK, 5 August 2015 (NNT) – A Thai language expert has urged mass media to use correct Thai grammar to set a good example for youths. Former member of the Royal Society and Thai language expert Professor Kanchana Naksakul spoke at a Thai language seminar, criticizing modern media for incorrect usage in terms of both […]Read More