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Principal Differences Between British English and American English - TEFL Blog


Mon, 07 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Principal Differences Between British English and American English For a student learning English as a second language, one thing they may notice is the difference in the accents between British English and American English, the difference is rather pronounced considering it has been less than two hundred and fifty years since the American Revolution. The American accent is likely to be more familiar to many students, thanks to many American movies from Hollywood. Table of Contents The Problem of Accents in English The History of English When it comes to spelling there are several differences Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate...  [Read more]

The Biggest Differences Between British English and American English - TEFL Blog


Mon, 23 Sep 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Biggest Differences Between British English and American English While both Americans and the British speak English, there are a few variations in the language which can cause some confusion for non-native speakers. Therefore, it is important to take a look at the most notable differences between these two versions of the English language. Table of Contents Spelling Grammar Pronunciation Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Joseph Bart van der K. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. Spelling One of the key differences in the spelling of words. British English usually has...  [Read more]

The Most Distinct Differences between American and British English - TEFL Blog


Tue, 05 Feb 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences The Most Distinct Differences between American and British English When it comes to learning English, non-native speakers can feel quite torn on whether they should learn British English or American English. They have their similarities, but can contrast each other strongly. The differences can be confusing for English speakers as well. The diversity in spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary can really throw you off. In this article, I will be focusing on these three topics. Let's explore spelling, shall we? Table of Contents Important Spelling Differences Differences in Word Choice Same Word - Different Pronunciation Other Things to Consider Are you ready to teach English abroad? Listen to this blog post Related Articles: This...  [Read more]

The Most Important Differences Between British and American English - TEFL Blog


Wed, 17 Apr 2019 Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences The Most Important Differences Between British and American English American English and British English are two varieties which are taught in English teaching programs around the world. Although it is accepted that no one version is corrected, there are certainly preferences in use. Someone who can speak, read or understand one variety of English, he/she'll also probably be able to understand most of the other varieties without problem. Table of Contents Pronunciation differences Vocabulary differences Spelling differences Grammar differences Are you ready to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Sumeyra Y. The differences between American and...  [Read more]

The Differences Between British English and American English, and How to Teach It - TEFL Blog


Wed, 10 Apr 2019 Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas The Differences Between British English and American English, and How to Teach It How to teach the differences between American English and British English can be quite fun for the teacher and students alike. The differences are very interesting and cool to discover. I know that as an American I find it quite amusing to see what British speakers say compared to Americans. Table of Contents Biscuit or Cookie? The Differences in British and American Words Color or Colour? The Differences in Spelling Teaching Ideas for the Classroom Teachers Should Be Familiar With Both Forms of the Language Are you ready to teach English Abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post This post was written by our TEFL certification...  [Read more]

British English vs. American English: 50 Differences Illustrated - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Register now & get certified to teach english abroad! British English vs. American English: 40 Differences Illustrated The differences between British English and American English are always fun to take a look at. Below are 40 differences between the two illustrated.   Learn the difference between American English vs British English. British vs American English 1. Post ………… Mail 2. Film ………… Movie 3. Rubbish ………… Garbage 4. Football ………… Soccer 5. Chips ………… Fries 6. Rubber ………… Eraser 7. Zip ………… Zipper 8. Sweets ………… Candy 9. Biscuit ………… Cookie ...  [Read more]

Some of the differences between American English and British English ▷ Infographic - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Some of the differences between American English and British English British and American English differs in several ways that encompass vocabulary, grammarand spelling, and a student is not wrong if they use either version. Teachers should teach the English that they themselves speak but also have an awareness of the differences between the two. If a teacher is required to teach a course book that is in a version of English different to their own, then they should teach the English used in the book. Some of the differences in vocabulary covered in this graphic are fairly well known such as ‘pavement’ (GB) and ‘sidewalk’ (US), others not so much as in the case of ‘fortnight’ (GB) and ‘two weeks’ (US). While the differences between the two...  [Read more]

What are the main differences between American and British English? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


What are the main differences between American and British English? The divergence between British and American English can create confusion for English language learners and their teachers. The distinct accents alone can pose challenges in understanding, while differences in pronunciation of identical words can also be perplexing. However, the most significant difficulties often arise when the two variations use entirely different words to express the same concept, encompassing both vocabulary and grammar. Moreover, students must grapple with divergent spellings and date formats, further complicating matters. Differences in vocabulary Vocabulary discrepancies constitute a major source of confusion. Numerous words have distinct meanings in the two language versions. While teaching...  [Read more]

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What are the main differences between American and British English? British and American English showcase several key differences that learners should be aware of: These differences underline the richness and diversity of the English language, influenced by geographical and historical contexts. Table of Contents Differences in vocabulary Differences in grammar Collective nouns Have and take Prepositions Past tense verbs Differences in spelling Differences in dates Differences in vocabulary Vocabulary discrepancies constitute a major source of confusion. Numerous words have distinct meanings in the two language versions. While teaching English, it is natural to focus on the words that make the most sense to you personally. However, it is important for students to be aware of alternative...  [Read more]

American and British English: Color or Colour? A Brief History and Notable Differences - TEFL Blog


Wed, 10 Jun 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences American and British English: Color or Colour? A Brief History and Notable Differences English is a language that, like other languages, has a rich history dating back thousands of years. Sort of mash-up of ancient Germanic languages and Roman Latin, English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world thanks to the spread of British and American influence across the world over the last several hundred years. It is a tricky language, infamous for its many exceptions and grammatical nuances. While English, compared to some languages, has a relatively low variation between regional dialects (low enough for speakers of radically different dialects to understand each other at least partially), these differences can be...  [Read more]

Common Studies of the English Language Variants - TEFL Blog


Fri, 19 Jul 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Common Studies of the English Language Variants The new paradigm of teacher training in the system of higher pedagogical education is the concept of psychological and pedagogical training of a teacher as a holder of world culture. The study of foreign languages expands intercultural, inter-ethnic communication. The use of the linguistic-cultural component in the adaptation of educational language programs allows you to implement the principle of communication, to organize interested communication and interaction of students in the language and, thus, open access to the culture of other people and provide a dialogue of cultures. Table of Contents Linguistics and Culture Preferred Variant of English Lexical Differences between American...  [Read more]

British English vs American English. Which is Better? - TEFL Blog


Thu, 25 Apr 2019 Jon ITTT Alumni Experiences British English vs American English. Which is Better? As more and more countries place a growing importance on its people to learn English as a secondary language, for work purposes or for general use, there is a growing debate about which is the better English to learn - British English or American English. Table of Contents Both versions are essentially the same Prioritise teaching "Good English" Certain students may need specific versions of English Points to consider when choosing a version to teach Exploring the differences can be an interesting lesson Don't get obsessed with minor differences Are you excited to teach English abroad? Related Articles: Listen to this blog post: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate...  [Read more]

How Important is the Difference Between American English and British English for EFL Learners? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 17 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas How Important is the Difference Between American English and British English for EFL Learners? This summative essay will exam the importance of teaching the differences between American English and British English for EFL learners. I will examine the intention behind teaching these differences, and when these teachings should be applied, and to what effect and purpose. This essay will focus primarily on the problems of pronunciation and spelling, which are the two main differences. I am a British citizen, born and raised in London, England, and currently teach at a public high school in Tokyo. Table of Contents Spelling Challenges for Beginners and Intermediate Learners What do Students Think? Grammar Interesting Experience for...  [Read more]

British English vs. American English: Which Variant is More Suitable for EFL classrooms? - TEFL Blog


Thu, 10 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas British English vs. American English: Which Variant is More Suitable for EFL classrooms? It is clear for a lot of people that American English is a little different from British English, but why exist these differences? Many languages are spoken in all the world, and some of them have different branches, in the case of British and American English, one of the reason for having these differences, for example en the word colour for UK and color for USA is because, British English has taken the original words from French and later in America the spelling has been simplified, here is a list of words that are different in UK and USA: Table of Contents Difficult Vocabulary for Spelling Grammar Pronunciation Do you want to teach English...  [Read more]

One More Look at American English and British English - TEFL Blog


Wed, 07 Aug 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences One More Look at American English and British English The United States and the United Kingdom's imperial histories and modern influences have had a significant effect on the English wording. Since English was exported to different countries across the world, the language has undergone different variations, the most common one being the British English vs. American English. The British introduced the language to Americans in the 17th century. At that time, the spelling had not been standardized. Given the number of regions where English is used, differences are bound to arise. Even though British and American English may seem similar, there are disparities in vocabulary, spelling, and grammar. Table of Contents Listen to this...  [Read more]

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Elizaveta Pachina Liza is a translator, freelancer and ESL teacher from Russia. She had been teaching in a Chinese bilingual school for more than two years and recently moved to Thiland to run her blog about teaching and freelance job. Read my articles What Do We Need to Know About Cultural Sensitivity? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on the importance of cultural sensitivity in the classroom. Principal Differences Between British English and American English | ITTT | TEFL Blog Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences In this blog post, our recent TEFL graduate shares their thoughts on some differences between British English and American English. How to Build a Successful Teaching Career |...  [Read more]

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Linda Dunsmore ITTT TEFL Linda is a passionate traveler, language learner and TEFL teacher. After spending some time teaching in China, she moved to Korea in 2015. She now calls South Korea her home. Read my articles Why You Must Take a TEFL Course to Teach English Abroad | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences This blog post was written by a recent TEFL graduate who shares their thoughts on why you must take a TEFL course to teach English abroad. The Most Important Differences Between British and American English | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Alumni Experiences This blog post was written by a recent TEFL course graduate who has summarized the most important differences between British and American English. Why I Would Recommend Taking a TEFL Course to My...  [Read more]

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Mark Crocker ITTT TEFL After leaving the UK to travel in the mid-1990s, Mark has to date visited over 50 countries across six continents. After completing a TEFL course in Phuket, Thailand, he decided to make it his base and has since worked as an online TEFL trainer and a freelance writer. Read my articles How and When Should a TEFL Teacher Adjust Their Teaching Style? | ITTT | TEFL Blog Mark Crocker Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas No two classrooms are ever the same so it is important that a teacher is able to adjust their style to suit each individual set of students. In this post, an ITTT graduate discusses how and when to make changes to your teaching in an ESL classroom. TEFL Options - Alternatives to Working in a State School or Language Center | ITTT | TEFL Blog Mark...  [Read more]

Historical Reasons for The English Diversity - TEFL Blog


Mon, 24 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Historical Reasons for The English Diversity British versus American English is a subject that encompasses a number of fields, including linguistics, history, archaeology, geography, and the study of the history of the English language. British English has a deep foundation that stretches back into time to the advent of the Indo-Europeans, and while America can claim this as well, the language was, for the most part, very close to its modern form by the age of exploration. That being said, many archaic forms of words and grammar were still in use during the age of exploration and spelling was not standardized when the great voyages and colonization of the Americas began. Table of Contents Historical Changes Spoken English...  [Read more]

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Cert TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Cert TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts V.R. & P.L - Laos said: British English vs American EnglishIntro English is spoken worldwide, either as the mother tongue or second language. Consequently a substantial variety of different dialects exist in the English language. Two most widely recognised of these dialects used when teaching TEFL are British English (BE), defined as the form of English used in the united kingdom, and American English (AE) the particular form of English used in the united states History By 1921 the British...  [Read more]

The Linguistic Division of English - TEFL Blog


Tue, 11 Jun 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences The Linguistic Division of English Language is rarely uniform. Especially when spread out over a great distance, rifts form in a language which causes dialectical differences, which are sometimes extreme. Such is especially true of the English language: several qualities divide American, British, and Australian English. Many of these differences developed inevitably over time, due to geographic and cultural separation. However, several factors contributed to the language differences between these areas. This paper will examine these differences and the reasons for them, focusing on the dialects of Britain and America. Table of Contents The History of English American vs. British Differences in Writing Do you want to spread...  [Read more]

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College Online TEFL Check out tefl tesol about College Online TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts Z.K. - USA said: British English American EnglishThere are myriad differences between English as it is used in the united kingdom and English as it is used in the united states. These differences have developed over centuries from a common root. While some may believe that American English diverged from British English, which has remained unchanged, this is not the case. Both dialects have mutated over the years and that is what accounts for their differences more than anything...  [Read more]

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Cheapest TEFL Schools Check out tefl tesol about Cheapest TEFL Schools and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts W.C. - U.S.A. said: British English vs American EnglishBritish English and American English, both I think that are very important, British for england or European countries and American for this side of the world. Some kind of controversy or misunderstanding people has created in my country Ecuador, where a huge part of the people thinks that British English is more ( Authentic) than American English Concerning to style, diction, idiomatic expression, pronunciation, I could...  [Read more]

The Striking Differences Between BrE and AmE - TEFL Blog


Fri, 28 Feb 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas The Striking Differences Between BrE and AmE When we talk about the English language, we are referring to its base form or proper English as the Brits would say. American English is a version of British English, which has been modified over time and has thus been altered to suit the different geographical locations, different culture and so on. Table of Contents Lexical Differences Grammar Structure Spelling Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: There are several areas of the English language which present the most noticeable differences and these are in vocabulary, grammar, and spelling. This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Kristian B. Please note that this blog post might...  [Read more]

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Local TEFL Language Check out tefl tesol about Local TEFL Language and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts D. S. - Germany said: British English vs American English The English language consists of two major variations. One is British English, which is spoken in the UK, and the other variation is American English. British English has its origin in the UK and includes several dialects within the UK. British English is often referred to as Oxford English, which is one of the dialects. Usually, this is the variation taught as a foreign language at public schools throughout Europe....  [Read more]

English Variants: British vs. American - TEFL Blog


Wed, 19 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences English Variants: British vs. American In this essay, we are going to talk about two different versions of English which are American and British English. Table of Contents HISTORY ACCENT General American: General British: VOCABULARY SPELLING GRAMMAR Do you want to teach English abroad or online? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate ANDRII D. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. HISTORY The English were introduced to America through British colonization in the early 17th century. It also spread to many other parts of the world due to the power of...  [Read more]

Comparing British and American Standards of English - TEFL Blog


Tue, 24 Mar 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Comparing British and American Standards of English Why are British and American versions of English so different? British and American English, while, broadly speaking, are mutually intelligible (each party can understand and communicate with each other), there are notable differences that make one wonder why there is a difference at all? In this essay, I'll briefly discuss some key differences in these two dialects, and further, provide reasons and evidence explaining said differences. Table of Contents Differences between variants Reasons of variants derivation Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Betsy W. Please note that this blog...  [Read more]

Why Teachers Need to Be Careful with British English and American English - TEFL Blog


Mon, 13 May 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Why Teachers Need to Be Careful with British English and American English Learning English is very difficult, there are many various grammatical and spelling differences between the English spoken throughout the world. Most notably is British and American English grammar. There are also differences in the pronunciation and meanings of many words. While you would think learning English would be a simple task, it is not, after all how different can English be from English? There are a few additional factors - Canadian, Australian, South African, Indian English, etc. have their own differences, these are differences that must be taken into consideration while you study the English Language. Table of Contents Why Learners Have to...  [Read more]

British English vs. American English: Which Variation Is Better to Learn? - TEFL Blog


Fri, 21 Aug 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas British English vs. American English: Which Variation Is Better to Learn? English is one of the most dynamic languages on the planet, which develops every day. Therefore, there are a lot of variations of the English language. Which kind of English should we learn? Table of Contents English Variants There are many differences between American and British English. Moreover, American English was formed under the influence of immigrants' pronunciation from various countries. Now let's have a quick look at the differences in grammar. Why should we study British English instead of American? Do you want to teach English abroad or online? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video...  [Read more]

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Easy TEFL Check out tefl tesol about Easy TEFL and apply today to be certified to teach English abroad. You could also be interested in: This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned: Check out ITTT's Blog Posts C. P. - U.S.A. said: British English vs. American English English is the international language that links people all around the world. From business, to education, to ministries, most people have been exposed to the English language. The question that we must ask ourselves is which dialect where we exposed too? The most common reference to the English language dialect is the American English and the British English. Although both languages are similar, they differ in many components such as...  [Read more]

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