Learning Languages with Ray Blakney

March 31, 2021 | ,

As a current or aspiring nomad, you have probably thought about or tried to learn a new language. If so, this is for you! In this episode, my guest is Ray Blakney, a serial expat and co-founder of an online language school.

Ray grew up as a TCK (third-culture kid) which has significantly shaped his worldview and how he approaches life. During our conversation he walks us through his experiences living abroad, joining the Peace Corps, and starting the language school Live Lingua with his wife.

He shares the benefits of being able to speak multiple languages, how to get immersed in learning a new language under current pandemic restrictions, and when and how to incorporate live experiences as a part of your language learning.

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In this episode

  • The TV commercial that changed his life
  • His experience in the Peace Corps
  • How nomads can approach languages when traveling
  • How you know it’s time to take your language learning to the next level
  • How to replicate the experience of living in another country for learning a new language
  • When it makes sense to use a live language instructor instead of an app
  • His 3 tips on approaching learning a new language
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Resources we talked about

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