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The English You didn't Learn in School

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About This Course

This 4-week course provides participants with a taste for some of the other aspects of language learning that are seldom taught in school. Key topics include English idioms, spelling, phonology, and world Englishes.

What you will learn

► show an understanding of how English works

► apply some basic principles of language description

► appreciate the value of different varieties of English and their use

Who should take this course

The course is designed for English language teachers, English majors, language lovers or anyone who wants to explore some funny facts about the English language.

Course Staff

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Dr. Paul Stapleton

Associate professor of the Department of English Language Education at the Education University of Hong Kong

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Dr. Wang Lixun

Associate Professor of the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages at the Education University of Hong Kong

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Dr. Rebecca Chen

Assistant Professor of the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong

Frequently Asked Questions

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