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Welcome to Language Lore Ezine -- Issue 001
November 28, 2009

Welcome to the initial issue of Language Lore ezine. Just wanted to take a moment to introduce ourselves and the Walkabout Language Learning method.

Walkabout has its roots in the Philippines. In 1965, after ten weeks of intensive training in Tagalog, the Peace Corps sent my dad and mom to Tacloban City, Leyte, where people speak not Tagalog, but Waray-Waray. On their own they struggled to a passable speaking ability in the new language.

Over the years, we developed a systematic approach to language learning. My parents were Peace Corps codirectors in the Solomon Islands which required them to prepare Peace Corps volunteers to live in villages around the islands. Each village, it seemed, spoke a different language. They needed a method that allowed each Peace Corps trainee to learn a different language. Walkabout Language Learning is what they developed.

I've taken the principles of Walkabout Language Learning with me to Sweden, Italy, Israel, India and neighborhoods in my own country for my language study.

We are excited to share the techniques that we've perfected. To learn more about us, click here.

Hope you enjoy your language learning journey as much as we have.

Best regards,
Leslie Woodford

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