Upon its founding in 1977, LADO International Institute already had a rich academic history. The institute’s founder, Dr. Robert LADO, was one of the foremost pioneers in language teaching. His achievements include: founding Georgetown University’s Department of Languages and Linguistics and co-founding the TESOL organization; writing the Michigan Test, more than 60 books, and hundreds of articles – including the first widely-used textbook on language testing; and significant contributions to the field of second language learning, including developing LAF (Learning – Assimilation – Facilitation), now commonly referred to as PPP (Presentation – Practice – Production). Dr. LADO founded LADO International Institute while he was a Dean at Georgetown University with two primary goals: to help the immigrant community learn English efficiently and effectively; and to test new theoretical approaches to teaching and curriculum building. 35 years later, the LADO curriculum has been used to teach millions of students in more than 70 countries and LADO International Institute has several hundred thousand alumni from more than 180 countries. LADO is fully accredited by Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).