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Canada's failed Contribution to
World Peace and Understanding
through the World Language Process
at the CHINA 2008 Beijing Olympics

A Project of
The UNKOMMON Foundation

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Prof. JIN signing
Prof. JIN signing
for Renmin University
Humanistic Olympics Studies Center

Bruce Signing
Bruce Signing as
WLP International Coordinator

Prof. JIN and Bruce watch Bo Zhang sign
Bo Zhang, WLP China Coordinator
signs as
Prof. JIN and Bruce watch

The World Language Process program of the UNKOMMON Foundation signed a letter of mutual understanding with the Humanistic Olympics Studies Center of Renmin University, which was the body responsible for providing language training for all of China for the 2008 Olympics.

The World Language Process was to provide the ACCESS (Auxiliary Closed Captioned English with Simplified Spelling) System for the purpose of teaching in China ten million guides, coordinators, facilitators and others such as taxi drivers and hotel and restaurant workers who would be serving visitors to the 2008 Olympics.

The ACCESS system received initial funding from the Canadian Federal Government to prepare the presentation. While in mid-flight back to Canada there was the announcement of the Canadian election results and that the Government of Canada had changed. Much to the astonishment of the coordinator for the UNKOMMON Foundation many frantic and repeated attempts to reach a responsible member of the new Canadian Government were entirely rebuffed and Canada lost a great opportunity, that for a totally insignificant cost, would have greatly enhanced its relationship to China and would have provided a great cultural benefit to Canada in its relationship to the world.

Signing at the closing
Bruce Beach, Prof. JIN, BO Zhang

The signing of the letter took place at the
final closing ceremony of the June 2004
second Olympic Cultural Festival
for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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   Bruce speaks on ACCESS      Conference Sign in Background      Canadian Flag on Screen
Bruce speaks on ACCESS -- Conference Sign in Background -- Canadian Flag on Screen

The ACCESS System
(Auxiliary Closed Captioned English with Simplified Spelling)

is a revolutionary new language teaching system, based upon Three Principles:

        Phonemization
        Regularlization
        Elementalization
The history of the development of the System required:

        new technologies
        new linguistic theory
        new pedagogies
The ACCESS system is based upon:

TWELVE NEW TECHNOLOGIES

The ACCESS system permits a person who has never spoken English, and who is perhaps even illiterate in their own language, to learn in less than one month to:

        read the MOST COMPLICATED POSSIBLE directions
          to a person who speaks English.
        give full explanations in English
          regarding their specialty such as maid service, waitering, etc.
        take simple directions
          in English from a person who speaks English

Not only that - but a person who has learned all this by using the ACCESS System, at the end of the month they have spent learning it, can then use the same system to teach others.

The ACCESS system is a pleasure driven system.

While a person may spend only one month learning the system, because it is pleasurable, they will be inclined to go on and improve their skills.

If each person who spends one month learning the system, spends another month teaching just ten others, within a year millions of Chinese who do not presently speak English can have learned to speak, regarding their trade, skill or specialty, so that English speaking persons can understand them.

The ACCESS system will be freely available
to those involved in the 2008 Beijing Olympics

People at conference -
related to the project -
(see organizational chart) :

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Bruce at He Consultation
Bruce at preconference consultation
listening to Mr. He at far end of table
Mr. He is China's premier IOC member
    Bruce Beach
    World Language Process -
    International Coordinator
    CANADA - (519) 925-6035
    language@webpal.org

Bo interprets for Bruce
Bo interprets for Bruce
    Bo Zhang
    World Language Process -
    China Coordinator
    CANADA - (416) 616-6289
    bozhang@canada.com

Prof. JIN and Bruce
Prof. JIN Yuanpu, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Humanistic Olympics Studies Center
Renmin University of China

    Prof. JIN Yuanpu, Ph.D.
    Executive Director
    Humanistic Olympics Studies Center
    Renmin University of China
    Beijing 100872
    P.R. China
    Tel: 86-10-62511149
    E-mail: jinyuanpu@163.com
Hu Bo and Bruce
Prof. Hu Bo, Deputy Director
Humanistic Olympics Studies Center
Renmin University of China

    Prof. Hu Bo, Deputy Director
    Humanistic Olympics Studies Center
    Renmin University of China
    Beijing 100872
    P.R. China
    Tel: 86-10-62511149
    E-mail: hubo@olympicschool.com

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