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A Chat with Jamie Keddie on His Entrepreneurial Journey Building His Video Subscription Site

Jamie Keddie studied biochemistry at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. That was followed by a degree in music at Leeds College of Music. For a while, he worked as a singer-piano player on ships, but nothing too glamorous.

After getting tendonitis in his arms, Jamie was forced into a career change. He went to live in Spain and started working as an English teacher.

Since then, Jamie has become known for his work on image, video and storytelling in language education. As a teacher trainer and storyteller, he has shared his ideas in 45 different countries.

Jamie is the founder of LessonStream – an online community of language teachers united in a passion for using story and storytelling in the classroom. He is the author of ‘Images’ (Oxford University Press, 2009) , ‘Bringing Online Video into the Classroom’ (Oxford University Press, 2014) and ‘Videotelling: YouTube Stories for the Classroom’ (LessonStream Books, 2017).

Jamie is an affiliate trainer at Norwich University for Language Education (NILE) in the UK.

You can find out more about Jamie’s work at

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