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This is a Teflpedia debate page started by a teacher. Debate pages are used for discussing issues in English language teaching. Please be civil. No matter how much you may disagree with another user, please criticize what has been said and not the person saying it.


Teaching and/or use of American English v. British English may depend not only on the mother tongue of the native speaker, but also on the attitudes of the vast majority of non-native English language teachers around the world. Although British English, and more specifically, Received Pronunciation, seemed to be the predominant model taught up until at least the last couple of decades of the 20th century, there is now evidence that the tide is turning, with General American becoming the model of choice.Template:Citation needed

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Pros & cons of teaching/using British English

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