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Lifelong Learning - The English Language . . . It’s a Long Story

April 4 to 25, 2023 at 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. EST
Hosted Virtually by IUAA

Four Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25

6-7 p.m. ET

Virtual class offered via Zoom*

$55 per person


English is among the most widely spoken languages in the world. It also may be the most influential in the history of language. It can be elegant and coarse, stable and fluid, logical and maddeningly irregular. What makes it so, and how did it get this way? In this four-part course, participants will trace the life of English, from babbling babe to swaggering sovereign. Along the way, we will pause to appreciate the phonetic, lexical, and syntactic nuances that make it so beautiful, potent, and weird. 

*Please note: this course is a virtual learning opportunity held via the online platform, Zoom. The link needed to participate will be supplied via email prior to the first class session.


About the Instructor:

Mark Canada is the eighth chancellor of Indiana University Kokomo. Before becoming an administrator, he was an award-winning English professor specializing in American literature and the English language. His seven books include the Audible Originals Ben Franklin’s Lessons in Life and Edgar Allan Poe: Master of Horror. He also is the author of scores of articles and presentations about Thomas Wolfe, Theodore Dreiser, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and other topics.