We deliver English education into the home.

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English Cosmos is a team of linguists, designers and thinkers with a mission of making parents into educators.

Why are we called “English Cosmos”?

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Most people think English spelling is chaos and that teaching reading is hard. This is because most people have never received good instruction on how to decode the patterns that make up the English language, but your child does not have to be one of those people. We chose the name “cosmos” which means both “order” and “universe” in Greek, to reflect the understanding of English your child will gain from our materials.

A Strong Team

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As pioneers in educational parenting, our team has diverse strengths in linguistics, child language acquisition, English, pedagogy and visual design—giving us the capabilities to make our solution both scientific and delightful.

The English Cosmos Team

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Edward Wong

Edward Wong is the Senior Designer at English Cosmos. He teaches children how to read, coaches parents on education in the home, and has been passionate about reading education since 2019. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Juris Doctor degree and qualified as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

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Danica Reid

Danica Reid is a Staff Linguist at English Cosmos based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her research background centres on the use and acquisition of sound patterns in English. At English Cosmos, Danica is using her understanding of child language acquisition to help design fun and accessible reading materials that incorporate established research findings from the field of linguistics. 

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Jesse Hannawalt

Jesse Hannawalt is a Staff Writer at English Cosmos. He is passionate about promoting and building childhood literacy through instructive content for parents, as well as through informative and entertaining stories for kids. Jesse holds a BA in psychology and comparative literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MA in English from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

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Paige Jung

Paige Jung is a Staff Illustrator at English Cosmos. As a Chinese-Canadian illustrator and visual artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, her signature style is playful, thoughtful and imaginative, using vibrant colours to craft stories and bring concepts to life. 

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Tim Chan

Tim Chan is a marketer, writer, and podcaster based out of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. His focus is helping vision-driven entrepreneurs grow their businesses through his work at Coracle Marketing. Tim takes his elementary-aged girls, who are avid readers, to the library every week.

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Fiona Fong

Fiona Fung has been a writer, marketer and researcher and is currently a home-educating parent to her two young daughters. Having tried various curriculums while teaching both kids to read, Fiona understands firsthand many of the struggles but also ingredients for success and enjoyment. Fiona is providing copywriting and marketing support to the team.

As a company, English Cosmos recognizes it is based on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories shared by many nations of the Coast Salish Peoples, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. As such, we acknowledge our own obligation to reflect on and resist historic injustices against Indigenous people in North America, which in our case includes respectfully listening to and telling the stories of Coast Salish Peoples in the way they wish for them to be told.