ML2 – Second Language Literacies

A blog for the Second Language Literacies course from the MA in Learning and Teaching Processes in Second Languages (ML2) at UPB-Medellín

A quotable quote (from one of the Shaolin Masters)

“Reading the world always precedes reading the word, and reading the word implies continually reading the world. As I suggested earlier, this movement from the word to the world is always present; even when the spoken word flows from our reading of the world. In a way, however, we can go further and say that reading the word is not preceded merely by reading the world, but by a certain form of writing it or rewriting it, that is, of transforming it by means of conscious, practical work.” (p. 23)

From: Paulo Freire and Donaldo Macedo, Literacy: Reading the word and the world

 Shaolin Master Paulo Freire, Educator Extraordinaire


5 comments on “A quotable quote (from one of the Shaolin Masters)

  1. johannperez
    August 28, 2013

    this is our responsibility as social subjects, reader and writers of our world and realities for transforming it.

  2. Cristina
    September 1, 2013

    Most of the people use to read only the letters of the alphabet because it is one of the way that have been used . And I think that the authors are inviting to a deepest reading, trying to find the real meaning of worlds.

  3. juliana
    September 2, 2013

    Words always will be part of our actions, the most you read, the most you understand and get the ability to comprehend the reality of words. Thanks to language we can change the concept about something or someone.

  4. Julian Esteban Zapata
    September 8, 2013

    Words are not just vehicles that embrace a meaning, they are symbols that have a meaning on their own, and it is throught those words and through those meanings, that we, humanbeings are able to interpret and understand the world that surrounds us in a dual process that goes from undertanding the word to understand the world and vice versa.

  5. Chris
    September 10, 2013

    Juliana and thanks to language, we also can learn how to act in our own environment to build our social conditions

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