Kyle Beattie

Kyle Beattie
University of Alberta | UAlberta · Department of Political Science

Master of Arts

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I am specializing in the field of corruption studies. Whereas most of corruption studies has largely focused on developing world corruption, I am interested in the types of corruption that emanate from the developed world. These include illegal wars, economic sanctions, fiat currency, the UN veto vote, and others.

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This paper will explore the linguistic differences between the Spanish and English languages while highlighting the effects these differences have on English language learners (ELLs) whose first language is Spanish. As a fluent Spanish speaker and teacher in California, and a native English speaker and teacher in Peru, I will use my in-depth person...
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ABSTRACT “...to boldly go where no one has gone before.” –Star Trek This paper will attempt to investigate the use of the prescriptive English grammar rule that likes to persistently insist that the italicized words I just typed are not a correct usage of grammar. To accomplish this I will first investigate and detail the opinions of various Engli...
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This paper will give a detailed explanation of the adult language classroom that I have been observing and teaching in for the past two months in Eureka, California. In the first part of this paper, I will document the context of this classroom, the students, their particular learning levels, the cultural factors at play, and other pertinent inform...
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Most universities require some type of English proficiency exam to determine if students are capable of confronting the challenges associated with higher-level education in a foreign language; consequently, many forms of proficiency exams exist, and are in active use variably throughout the English-speaking world. For the purpose of this focused pa...
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This paper diligently explains an ethnographic study I performed at Humboldt State University’s (HSU) International English Language Institute (IELI) in Arcata, California during the spring of 2015. This paper includes a description of the ethnography’s purpose, theoretical focus, focal student and his academic environment, as well as, the methodol...

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The effects of culture shock on individuals living and travelling in foreign destinations is well known. Less well known however are the specific experiences, needs, and struggles that Saudi Arabian students go through when studying abroad, especially in Western nations. This research focuses on Saudi students that are living or have lived in Humboldt County and examines their needs and challenges while studying in this location. Through semi-structured interviews and a small 15-20 question survey, this research will question students and attempt to draw conclusions about ways to better meet the needs of international sojourners. In addition, we hope to give some conclusions and recommendations to Humboldt State University about how to best accommodate this unique demographic of students.