My guest today is Ray Blakney, an edu-preneur and founder of Live Lingua, a one-to-one online language learning service. In 2015, Live Lingua was named one of America’s Top 360 Entrepreneurial Companies by Entrepreneur Magazine.
In this very robust conversation, Ray and I talk about:
☎ Languages! Why are they so important for all sorts of reasons, including economic, cognitive, and cultural; why they are so hard to learn, but also the many ways technology has changed the language learning game – and will continue to do so.
🏙 Why passion continues to be a key predictor of teaching quality; and why ventures like Ray’s, stemming from an intriguing life decision, might be increasingly common among teachers today
🏫 We also talk about the Great Resignation in education, which, coupled with online learning, could mean many more “EdTechpreneurs” in some parts of the world, and many more teachers and tutors abroad playing an increasingly important role in the education of other
🇳🇿 Finally, Ray talks about what he thinks are the reasons why “higher education sucks” and therefore why radical new forms of education are emerging with significantly better measurable results..