Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Curriculum and Instruction

First Committee Member

Tom Bean

Number of Pages



The study was focused on ESL training for employees within the Casino hotel industry in Las Vegas, Nevada. The overall purpose of the study was to explore the degree to which ESL training programs were being implemented within and/or in use by the casino hotel industry in Las Vegas. While the a review of the literature had suggested that ESL efforts were being employed by the industry, little was known as to overall parameters of the efforts being undertaken with respect to the size, content, and modes of delivery. Therefore, the research questions underlying the study were as follows: (1) What is the nature and current use of ESL training programs within casino hotels in Las Vegas? (2) What, if any, is the relationship between ESL training programs and hotel size?;The findings of the study suggest that ESL training is being provided for most industry employees in the larger casinos with the level of educational support dropping as the as the size of the facility decreases to a level of no support in the smallest ones.


Casinos; Casino; ESL; Hotels; Language; Las Vegas; Nevada; Programs; Training; Vegas

Controlled Subject

Curriculum planning; Education, bilingual; Language and languages; Adult education

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Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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