APPLIED LINGUISTICS The Basis for Developing World Language/ ESOL Leadership. John De Mado Language Seminars, LLC 125 S. Collier Blvd./ B202 Marco Island, FL 34145 ______ E-mail: [email protected] Web: www.demado-seminars.com Specifically Prepared for the NECTFL Conference
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string that we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.”
. Risk-Taking:The willingness to confront more language than you presently own.
·Vulnerability:The willingness to err for the broader goal of communication.
·Intuition:The ability to sift for meaning.
GRAMMAR RULESVOCABULARY ACQUISITION
“...The ability to deliver and receive
communication that is situationally
Brought about by the clash of two or more languages…
Brought about by the unique peculiarities of a given language...
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(Amzaning, dno’t you tnihk?...)
SGEUN UN ETSDUIO DE UNA UIVENRSDIAD IGNLSEA, NO IPMOTRA EL ODREN EN EL QUE LAS LTEARS ETSAN ERSCIATS, LA UICNA CSOA IPORMTNATE ES QUE LA PMRIREA Y LA UTLIMA LTERA ESETN ECSRITAS EN LA PSIOCION COCRRTEA. EL RSTEO PEUDEN ETSAR TTAOLMNTEE MAL Y AUN PORDAS LERELO SIN POBRLEAMS. ETSO ES PQUORE NO LEMEOS CADA LTERA POR SI MSIMA, SNIO LA PAALBRA EN UN TDOO. PRESNOAMELNTE ME PREACE ICRNEILBE.
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1. Language is primarily self-selected, not imitated.
2. Language is acquired, not taught.
3. Language is a problem-solving device. To ignore this fact during instruction causes language to becomethe problem.
4. Renovation is a byproduct of ownership.
5. A child will not exceed, in L2, the ability shown in L1.
6. Linguistic accuracy is a destination, not a point of
7. Grammar and syntax minimize miscommunication.
8. Linguistic accuracy assures that the largest number of us shall have the best opportunity to understand one another
9. The conventions (rules) of a given language must not impede the invention of that language.
10. People who communicate take risks. There is an
intimate relationship between language acquisition and the amount of risk-taking, vulnerability and intuition encouraged.