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Dr. Sandra Folk

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Member since: Feb 29, 2012

Dr. Sandra Folk, Consultant, Educator, Author

Sandra Folk is founder and director of The Language Lab, an organization specializing in improving and refining the communication skills of business executives and employees. As an innovator in online learning, the Language Lab facilitates written and verbal communications for both second language learners and native English speakers. The Language Lab's clients come from a cross section of industries, both national and international, including government, commercial real estate, and finance.

Dr. Folk's background as an educator enhances her expertise and knowledge of successful business communications. An award-winning university lecturer, she also teaches at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

As an educational consultant, Dr. Folk has advised school boards, directors and superintendents across North America, and worked with public education media organizations such as TV Ontario. Additionally, she has designed curriculum and assessment materials for the Ontario Ministry of Education.

A noted writer, Dr. Folk has authored a number of educational textbooks, and her work is published online and in print. Publications include Workplace Today, Canadian Government Executive, HR Professional Magazine, and Business Executive Magazine. As well, her unique approach to improving written communication in the workplace has been profiled in the Financial Post, the Toronto Sun, and The Calgary Herald.

Dr. Folk holds a Doctorate of Education (1999) and Master of Education (1988) from the University of Toronto. She blogs about business writing and presentation skills at The Language Lab.

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