Issue 27 – Using two comical pun videos to introduce meaning-determining strategies of polysemous words to ESL students

By Cedric Wong (ELED Graduate) A polysemous word is a word with multiple meanings. In order to understand a passage, interlocutors need to determine in what sense a word is used, or else misunderstanding may occur. Strategies of determining the intended meaning include interpreting the context, and asking the speaker to clarify. This article introduces two …

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Special Issue (Beijing 2015): When Collectivism Meets Standardization—Confucius Heritage Culture in Action

By Cedric Wong (Year 4, 2015-2016) and Ross Ng (Year 3, 2015-2016) Although Beijing is a modern city, many aspects of its English language education are seen as being influenced by traditional Chinese thoughts, collectively known as Confucius Heritage Culture (CHC). Confucius Heritage Culture is named after Confucius. A scholar and a teacher himself, Confucius …

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Issue 16: Cambridge Aftermath

By Cedric WONG (ELED Year 2, 2013-2014) “Five years have past; five summers, with the length of five long winters! And again I hear these waters, rolling from their mountain-springs with a soft inland murmur.” Here I quote from William Wordsworth’s Tintern Abbey. I wonder if I would return to that abbey in Scotland and …

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