About Teacher Paul

Paul Duke lives, instructs, tutors, and writes in Canada and Japan.

New Weirdness, Live Shows, and Other Hard-Boiled Transmissions

Related eBooks Since mid-March and the temporary closure of the language school that employs me, I’ve been adhering to quarantine. However, I have been taking the whole thing as an opportunity to do some things I hadn’t had the time for previously. You know, trying to turn a negative (the


In partnership with ENGLISH O CANADA from Toronto, today I hosted a live grammar Q & A show. Here is the video of it. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=763458861148911
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English Weirdness, episode 3

Can Plastic Own the Fork?

An early work of short fiction:

In the mid-2000’s I began to notice an undercurrent of anti-Chinese sentiment surfacing across the country. Such racism has existed within our society since the first immigrants came in the 1800’s, and though largely diffused over time, or as some would have it, repressed by civility and political correctness, it

English Weirdness, episode 2

The Real Reason Nobody Can Live in Downtown