>Remember my (kind of angry) post about British vs. American English?
Well last night in one of my classes we were talking about the different types of Englishes in the world. One of the discussion questions was, “Which English do you think will be most helpful for you in your life?” And the options were: American English, British English, English as a Lingua Franca or Other. Both of my students picked British English.
So, obviously being curious and a little bit peleador (argumentative) I asked them why.
Their answers (I’ll omit the grammar mistakes):
“Because British English is spoken more throughout the world.”
“Because Europe is the most important area of the world right now.”
“Because when I took the IELTS my worst score was on the writing part because I didn’t know British English.”
“Because everyone in Chile speaks British English.”
Well, I don’t agree with all their reasons, but I have to concede this one. Chileans think that British English is better. I guess it will be my mission in life to prove to them otherwise 😉