Portal talk:English Language

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This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Portal:English Language page.

Is there an English as a second language course material available for primary/elementary students? (The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) )

An article, English as a second language has been conceived, but English as an Additional Language sits at Wikibooks, appearing complete. You might also browse Category:Language and Literature for other things of interest. CQ 03:44, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
The Wikiversity article has no content, and the Wikibook is far from complete, but has some useful information. We would love to see someone come up with such a project, however! The Jade Knight 05:36, 4 November 2006 (UTC)


FYI: Wikigogy. --JWSchmidt 01:16, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

English as a Second Language[edit]

Hey: had a tough time finding anyone to get back to me in regards to the teaching English as a second language for children course page so I have added a proposed reformating to its talk page. I am rather new to this and hope I'm going about this in the right way any changes to that or suggestions as to how I should go about conducting myself would be greatly appreciated. Regards: Stuart.mcfarlan 17:56, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Italic text== Middle English == We should have a course on Middle English. While I'm not a professional at it by all means, I'm pretty decent. Anyone want to help? Verin Sedai 21:18, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Sure. I can read Middle English, and appreciate it greatly, but I don't know it remotely well enough to teach it. The Jade Knight 13:11, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

The history of English spelling[edit]

There is a long and little known history of reform (including many unsuccessful attempts by eminent historical personages), regression and standardisation in the spelling of the English language, which forms a vital body of knowledge to anyone attempting contemporary spelling reform; but it doesn't seem to appear on any existing syllabus, and many of the relevant materials are out of print and available only in major reference libraries. (The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 06:32, 31 August 2007)

page rename[edit]

might this be appropriate as (moved to) Topic:English? --Remi 09:09, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Probably better to merge Topic:English into this page, though the Department of English Literature, etc., may not like that. The Jade Knight 04:30, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Moving to the school namespace...[edit]

What if we moved this into the school namespace as "School:English"? Normally, a page like this would be in the topic namespace - Topic:French. However, this is the English Wikiversity. If discussion does not occur regarding alternatives (even just keep it the same) within about a week, I will go ahead and move it. Emesee 21:14, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

I think that's a good idea except for the fact that English is actually two departments: Language and Literature. In a sense, this is only half of the School:English. Perhaps we should make a School:English which would be the School of English Language and Literature? This would essentially only contain the two divisions. Thoughts? The Jade Knight 07:06, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Add some external links to other Wiki projects[edit]

My proposal - add some external links to other Wiki projects:

Wikiquote-logo.svg Search Wikiquote for quotations related to: English language

--Averaver 12:17, 10 July 2011 (UTC)