De Mado is an accomplished author, publisher, consultant, teacher
and public speaker on foreign languages / language acquisition.
His areas of expertise include:
and delivering motivational and keynote speeches
and developing curriculum programs (k-12 or segmented elementary
and middle/high school)
professional and staff development workshops
Since 1993, Mr. De Mado has directed John De Mado Language Seminars, Inc., a full-service consulting firm dealing exclusively with language acquisition issues. He has also 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 co-author of Allez, viens! and Bien dit!, high school, proficiency-based, French programs published by Holt McDougal, En avant and En route, a middle school, proficiency-based, French program published by Holt McDougal, co-author of ¡Avancemos!, a high school, proficiency-based, Spanish program published by Holt McDougal, co-author of !Viva el español!, a primary/ elementary school Spanish program published by The Wright Group, McGraw-Hill, Inc. and co-author of Keystone, a middle/ high school ELL program published by Pearson Longman Publishers. 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! and la Boutique magique, respectively. Each features several original raps and animations designed to teach specific language functions and related vocabulary.
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John De Mado's Professional Vitae
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yourself is nothing... What is arduous is knowing how to be free..."
André Gide, The Immoralist
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