Date: October 26, 2009
Department: College Of Arts And Sciences
John De Mado will speak about the importance of studying language in today's world. His lectures and keynote addresses are said to be engaging. He holds a BA degree from Montclair State College in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. He was chosen to participate in Princeton's University language program in Grenoble, France while he was a student at Montclair. He completed an MA in French language and literature at Middlebury College in Vermont.
Mr. De Mado resides in Connecticut where he was a classroom teacher for several years. He has been the Foreign Language Instructional Leader to Shepaug Valley Regional School District #12 in Connecticut where his primary task was to articulate a k-12 content-related language program. He is the co-author of Allez, viens! and Bien dit! proficiency-based French programs for the high school level and En avant and En route for middle school French programs. He has also co-authored !Avancemos! for Spanish high school classes and !Viva el español!, an elementary school Spanish program. He was the co-author of Keystone, a middle/high school ELL program.
John De Mado has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense Schools in Europe and has served as a consultant to several national, regional and state language organizations including ACTFS, Central States, NAADSFL, Connecticut COLT, TFLA and MaFLA.
He has also produced and recorded instructional Spanish and French rap CD/DVDs entitled !Festejemos!,!Somos campeones! and la Boutique magique which feature original raps and animations designed to teach specific language functions and related vocabulary.
Contact Prof. Mel Yoken, director of the Boivin Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. or email@example.com, at 508-991-5096