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Eaton, Sarah Elaine – Online Submission, 2012
Adult learners of English as an Additional Language (EAL) in Canada do not receive sufficient instruction through classes alone to achieve distinguished levels of proficiency or develop high levels of expertise. This article will explore what is meant by proficiency and look at language learning in terms of the model that has commonly become known…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English Language Learners, Informal Education
Eaton, Sarah Elaine – Online Submission, 2011
This paper examines literacy and language learning across the lifespan within the context of immigrants in the Canadian context. It explores the process of improving literacy skills and acquiring second or third language skills through the systems of formal, non-formal and informal learning, as defined by the OECD [Organisation for Economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Family Literacy, Informal Education
Eaton, Sarah Elaine – Online Submission, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to link the notions of language learning and leadership, using Gandhi as a case study. Theoretical Framework: This work is studied through a constructivist lens, and is further influenced by Educational Leadership thinkers such as Michael Fullan (2006). Methodology: Choosing a broad general theme of interest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Relationship, Leadership, Second Language Learning
Eaton, Sarah Elaine – Online Submission, 2008
In this presentation we will examine the situation of English as a Second Language (ESL) program managers, many of whom are charged with the responsibility of marketing their programs and recruiting students internationally, often with little or no training in how to do so (Eaton, 2005). Not only are they set forth ill-prepared, the repercussions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Foreign Students, English (Second Language)
Eaton, Sarah Elaine – Online Submission, 2008
This paper explores the difficulties of finding an appropriate theoretical framework for a doctoral dissertation examining revenue-generating language programs at post-secondary institutions. It briefly examines the history of language programs in higher education in the developed English-speaking world and the current situation of many…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Philosophy, Doctoral Dissertations, Best Practices
Eaton, Sarah Elaine; Goddard, J. Tim – Online Submission, 2007
This paper examines the theory and practice of the commercialization of education in Canada, using comparative examples from the United States and Australia. Critical theory provides the framework for the study. From the broad focus of business practice, the examination is narrowed down to marketing, and even further to branding, at all levels,…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Marketing, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
Eaton, Sarah Elaine – Online Submission, 2006
The phenomenon of marketing in educational institutions has been critically examined by Vining, Topor (2001) and Sevier (1986, 1996). However, no studies have yet been undertaken to examine the marketing of language programs in public education. A timely study is needed to examine the promotion of a recent educational program: the Alberta…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Language Role, Foreign Countries, Public Education
Eaton, Sarah Elaine – Online Submission, 2006
This paper examines the "business" of language programs. In particular, it focuses on the economic impact of English as a Second language programs physically located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada which draw and serve foreign students. The impact such programs have on the wider community will also be explored. A bibliography is included.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Programs, Second Languages, Second Language Instruction
Eaton, Sarah Elaine – Online Submission, 1998
An applied research paper on how Canadian English differs from British and American English. Highlights ways for teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to demonstrate these differences to their students. The notion of Canadian identity is also explored. A 3-item bibliography is included. (Contains 15 footnotes.)
Descriptors: North American English, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)