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07-24-2008, 08:57 AM

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Lol, its not just England you know, UK in general
Well I'm from the UK, and if I was learning English I'd probably choose British English.
lol thats what I meant to say but I put england cos I was thinking english
...so majority of people here learn in american english... I passed my english gcse but if I took an american english exam I probably wouldn't do so well.
I guess it does depend on the teacher you have...but it does make it more difficult for the people learning english...I think... anybody here who teaches english as a foreign language??


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Sometimes it's the luck of the draw - it depends where your teacher is from. Mid-west American English is in vogue now.
Really? Where?
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07-25-2008, 02:17 PM

Here in America we speak American-English. But there are different variations of American-English like if you are from the south, like South Carolina, you will sound alot different and pronounce things different, than say someone from Ohio. The accent varies depending on what part of the country you live in.


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07-25-2008, 02:21 PM

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Here in America we speak American-English. But there are different variations of American-English like if you are from the south, like South Carolina, you will sound alot different and pronounce things different, than say someone from Ohio. The accent varies depending on what part of the country you live in.
That is oh so true. I'm from New York City and when I visit my cousins in Texas they say I talk weird. Lol.


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07-25-2008, 02:31 PM

We learn Canadian English in Canada, obviously. It's a bit closer to British English then American English.
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07-25-2008, 11:41 PM

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Really? Where?
Everywhere. The reletively "accentless" (bland is a better word) is the standard for television journalists and corporate business. Notice the journalistic standard and that really influences the rest of the nation. Look at tv and hollywood, Actors with various backgrounds speak that way unless called for in a role. As a translator, I'm surprised your haven't noticed this trend. It's been the way for a decade or two.
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07-25-2008, 11:54 PM

People usually learn British English here. Textbooks are written with British spelling and most teachers come from the UK (I've had like 20 different English teachers in all my life, only about 5 of them were American).

But yeah I think it mostly depends on the teacher's nationality, even though in the English school I went to from age 9 to 12, only the native British were employed and they worked pretty damn hard on us innocent pupils getting their stupid accent and way of spelling lol I guess I could be taken as proof of their failure

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The reletively "accentless" (bland is a better word) is the standard for television journalists and corporate business
I can easily tell by how a journalist on TV speaks whether they're American or British. In most cases anyway.


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People usually learn British English here. Textbooks are written with British spelling and most teachers come from the UK (I've had like 20 different English teachers in all my life, only about 5 of them were American).

But yeah I think it mostly depends on the teacher's nationality, even though in the English school I went to from age 9 to 12, only the native British were employed and they worked pretty damn hard on us innocent pupils getting their stupid accent and way of spelling lol I guess I could be taken as proof of their failure



I can easily tell by how a journalist on TV speaks whether they're American or British. In most cases anyway.
Of course, that's a huge difference in accents. I was addressing the use of midwest English among American's and the trend of learning that style from American teachers. It's like our Hyoujyungo.
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07-26-2008, 12:06 AM

what about aussie english ?


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what about aussie english ?
What about it, mite? Maybe you should wrat a piper bout it.
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