British or American English?

03. Aug 2019 | Linn Wigen

Our learning materials favour British English spelling, but we use source material from all over the world, including the USA, Australia and India.

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At Clio, we favour British English spelling in our texts, but we use literary works, videos, sound files and media links from all over the world, including India, South Africa, Australia, Canada and the United States.

English is a global language

The English language exists in many forms around the world, and while our portals are anchored in the European tradition of teaching British English, we want Clio English students to be exposed to the full breadth of the English language and all the wonderful experiences the many variants have to offer.

Indian English language

In this activity from Clio English B2, we look more closely at the Indian English language.

English is one of India’s official languages. Nevertheless, Indians are not considered native English speakers, and they use hundreds of different languages to communicate with each other at the local and regional level. The activity introduces students to spoken Indian English, which sounds different from the British and American English that most of us are immersed in and strive to acquire.

It is our hope that, by exposing students to different variants of English, we can open their eyes towards a diverse global society in which the English language is much more than just British and American English.

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