Who Are We?

Doreen Dean, Elsie Johnson, Karen Bradley

Teachers just like you!

Elsie Johnson brought a team of work colleagues together to come realize her long term vision of creating picture books for Adult EAL (English as an additional language) literacy learners. Establishing the company Eye on Literacy Ltd. has enabled the launch of this valuable resource intended to help all teachers in the Second Language Adult Literacy field. Delivering workshops to support the teaching philosophy that complements the books is the essential key to sharing classroom practices with many of you who are just starting out. It’s a “feel good” project that our team of educators hopes second language teachers around the world will embrace and implement in their language programs.



Elsie Johnson has been teaching in the field of adult ESL Literacy for 25 years. She has a Bachelor of Education Degree in Special Education and is TESL Canada certified. She has also worked in the field of English in the workplace for many years. Her interests include language acquisition for literacy learners and material development. She presently teaches LINC Literacy at Sacred Heart School in Edmonton.  She is also a PBLA lead and provides ACE training at Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers.

Karen Bradley holds a Bachelor of Education Degree and a Language Arts Diploma, both from the University of Alberta. She is also TESL Canada certified. Karen has 17 years experience in EAL developing programs and curriculum. She presently co-facilitates the Skills Training at Northlands in Edmonton by providing language and cultural supports for refugees and immigrants with low language skills and complex barriers to work readiness.

Doreen Dean has been teaching ESL for close to 20 years. She has taught in a variety of programs including Parenting and Literacy, ESL in the Workplace, Community ESL, Seniors ESL, as well as LINC Literacy to LINC Level 3. She has a Bachelor of Education Degree in Special Education and is TESL Certified.

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