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Professional Vitae …

Since 1993, Mr. De Mado has directed John De Mado Language Seminars, LLC, a full-service consulting firm dealing exclusively with language acquisition issues. He is co-author of Allez, viens! and Bien dit!, high school, proficiency-based, French programs published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, En avant and En route, a middle school, proficiency-based, French program published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, co-author of ¡Avancemos!, a high school, proficiency-based, Spanish program published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, co-author of ¡Viva el español!, a primary/ elementary school Spanish program published by McGraw-Hill and co-author of Keystone, a middle/ high school ELL program published by Pearson. John has also consulted to the US Department of Defense Schools in Europe. A member of several national, regional and state language organizations, John is best known for his motivational keynotes, provocative conference sessions and insightful professional and staff development workshops. Mr. De Mado has also produced and recorded instructional Spanish and French rap CD/DVDs entitled ¡Festejemos!, ¡Somos campeones! La boutique magique and Une boum cool!, respectively. Each features several original raps and animations designed to reinforce specific language functions and related vocabulary.

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The messages that John De Mado can bring to your constituency are varied and of contemporary concern. Seminar content is drawn from extensive personal research and practical expedience as a student, teacher and supervisor of language. John's hard-hitting insights into learning challenge the intellect. His provocative style stimulates thinking and professional growth, thus serving as a catalyst for change. Above all, humor abounds, serving to punctuate even the weightiest of topics.

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