About Paul Duke

English instructor, writer, filmmaker and creator of the English Weirdness video project. Lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Episode 8: Longest Episode, Longest Shoot.

This past weekend, the English Weirdness team and I completed photography of our longest episode, and longest shoot to date. Intended as our special Halloween episode, and scheduled for release in early October, episode 8 was written as the first of our new 30-minute episode formats. This longer-form video may

Weirdos Go the Distance!

I’m always amazed and touched when we shoot an episode of English Weirdness. The efforts and dedication of our small band of volunteer ‘Weirdos’, almost all of whom have precisely zero experience with film-making, are unfailingly impressive. Over the past weekend however, these efforts assumed new heights when we did

Sakata Students Meet Diego

This past week, we held another online class with the keen students from Sakata Minami High School in Yamagata, Japan. As always, the all-girl class impressed us with their interesting questions and curious thoughts. In fact, they even had me ‘on the ropes’ for a moment when one of them

Corporate Support Packages Now Available

If your company wants to support English Weirdness, you can now do so through Patreon. For a monthly contribution of $50 and up, your company will have access to our VIP Facebook group and its members, and we’ll place your brand logo in our video, or if you’d prefer, an

The Weirdness Has Begun–in Japan!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 marked the first time I, along with the English Weirdness team, met the English students of Sakata Minami High School in Yamagata, Japan, in an online video ‘class.’ As you may recall, in 2018 Sakata’s inspiring Principal Ms. Hiroko Nakahara and English Weirdness established a working

What Drives You Bananas?

What part of English gives you headaches? What grammar still confuses you? What irregularity drives you bananas? I’m planning new episodes and new seasons of English Weirdness and want your help. I want to address features of the English language that you guys want to learn about. So, tell me

Crowdfunding the Weirdness

https://www.gofundme.com/support-english-weirdnes I’ve begun a crowdfunding campaign through GoFundMe.com. If you would like to donate in support of our video series, please do so here. Or, share this link on your social media network; you never know who you know who might want to help.

The Weirdness is spreading…but we need your help

Welcome to the new home of all things English Weirdness. Since it has become clear that EW is now its own ‘thing,’ I felt it deserved its own website. So, here it is. On these pages you will find information about EW and the people involved in it, news about

Latest EW shoot

Weirdness team shoots latest episode(s) It was a gruelling 3-days, but we managed to shoot two new episodes of English Weirdness. I am incredibly impressed with everyone’s performance, behind as well as in front of the camera, some not long after writing final exams at school. I am also deeply

English Weirdness Comes to Japan!

It is with great excitement that I share this news. This past Wednesday, September 12 2018, in a live and online press conference coordinated with the local media in Japan, it was formally announced that my “English Weirdness” video series is to be used as part of a revolutionary English
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