People*places*things

Founded in 2011, People*Places*Things (ppt) advocates culture and language acquisition by providing accessible services to teachers, students, immigrants and refugees.  PPT offers language classes, cultural navigation, document translation, and language teaching certificates.  Their language classes teach real life application to create culturally competent and successful business interactions.  PPT is on a mission to develop a nationally applicable model to help reach the 25 million people in the united states that describe themselves as limited English proficient as a way to make connections and help build bridges between communities 

meet the owner

Patrik Mcdade, the owner, has been teaching English for 20 years. He originally learned spanish while living in venezuela, which he combined with his teaching skills to develop People * Places * Things. Benjamín, one of the instructors (pictured below), has benefited from the program, and now teaches for the organization after receiving his spanish teaching certificate in Guatemala, where he is originally from. Together, and with the rest of the growing and dynamic team, PPT is proud to be part of the Mercado, where they can facilitate the crossroads of culture, ultimately helping people connect, relate and learn, regardless of age, background or any other barrier.

about 

place of origin Patrik is from tucson, arizona and benjamin is from guatemala

LIVING IN PORTLAND PATRIK FOR 29 YEARS, BENJAMIN FOR 4 YEARS

SIGNIFICANCE OF NAME  IT GOES BEYOND THE DEFINITION OF NOUNS, WHICH ARE PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS.  PPT is ABOUT THE PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS THAT LANGUAGE IS USED FOR; LANGUAGE IS A TOOL YOU USE TO CONNECT TO OTHER PEOPLE AND TO DO THINGS IN A COMMUNITY

GOALS AT THE MERCADO to INFORM PEOPLE OF TEACHING PROGRAMS, PROVIDE SUPPORT TO OTHER VENDORS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, TEACH people how to interact with one another SO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO PARTICIPATE IN a more inclusive CULTURE, can do so

CLASSES ALL LEVELS are welcome, DYNAMIC, AND OPEN TO FAMILY; A SAFE PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO GAIN CONFIDENCE IN MAKING MISTAKES AND INTERACTING IN THE REAL WORLD.    

IN BRIEF LANGUAGE, CULTURAL COMPETENCE, EMPOWERMENT, INTERACTION, COMMUNITY   

EXAMPLE OF SUCCESS working with micro mercantes, TEACHING food businesses THE MEANING AND SIGNIFICANCE OF “GLUTEN FREE” AND HOW TO RESPOND TO QUESTIONS in order to create a business to customer relationship and breaking down the barriers of language and understanding


Navigating the right of culture is the first step of empowerment and it happens way before someone can speak English perfectly.
— Patrik McDade, Owner, People Places Things

sobre 

ORIGINARIO DE PATRICIO ES DE TUCSON, ARIZONA Y BENJAMÍN ES DE GUATEMALA

TIEMPO VIVIENDO EN PORTLAND  PATRICIO: 29 AÑOS, BENJAMÍN: 4 AÑOS

QUE SIGNIFICA PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS.”  MÁS ALLA DE LA DEFINICIÓN DE LOS SUSTANTIVOS (GENTE, LUGARES Y COSAS), NOS DEDICAMOS A LAS PERSONAS, LUGARES Y COSAS EN EL CONTEXTO DEL USO DEL LENGUAJE COMO HERRAMIENTA EN LA COMUNICACION

OBJETIVOS EN EL MERCADO  INFORMAR A LA GENTE SOBRE LOS PROGRAMAS DE ENSEÑANZA, PROVEER APOYO A OTROS LOCATARIOS DEL MERCADO Y LO MÁS IMPORTANTE, ENSEÑAR A ANGLOS COMO SALUDAR Y DAR LA BIENVENIDA A LOS MIGRANTES Y REFUGIADOS PARA QUE TODOS PARTICIPEN MAS EN EL DESARROLLO CULTURAL

las CLASES SE SIENTEn COMO EN FAMILIA.  SON para TODOS LOS NIVELES, son DINÁMICAs Y ABIERTAs para toda LA FAMILIA; son UN LUGAR SEGURO PARA que las PERSONAS sientan que pueden cometer errores y asi GANAR mas CONFIANZA para INTERACTUAR EN EL MUNDO REAL.

EN BREVE  IDIOMA, Capacidad CULTURAL, EMPODERAMIENTO, INTERACCIÓN, COMUNIDAD

EJEMPLO DE ÉXITO  las capacitaciones para los NEGOCIOS de comida sobre ventas a traves de MICRO MERCANTEs. tambien nuestra capacitacion sobre alimentos que no contienen gluten


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Find them on the second floor at the Portland Mercado!

email: info@pptpdx.com

phone: 503-522-1589

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