Live online American vs British English course will help you be consistent in your use of English and teach you which words have distinct meanings and pronunciations depending on whether they are used by a Briton or an American.
“Two nations divided by a common language” was how George Bernard Shaw described Britain and the USA. Culturally, the two countries are further apart than you might be tempted to think, but just how similar are the English spoken in Britain and American English?
While it is true that there are plenty of differences between the English spoken in the UK and that of the USA, the first thing to point out is that Brits and Americans can understand each other perfectly well. Anecdotally, some American people find certain British dialects harder to understand whereas Brits are more used to American English (AmE as linguists write it) due to exposure through movies and music.
The difficulty for the non-native learners of English on the other hand is that there is no standard English form. They are confronted with two English dialects to learn: British English and American English (leaving aside Australian, Indian, South African English etc.) Despite the many cross-cultural influences, it seems that the vocabularies, spellings and pronunciations of these two dialects are diverging year by year. For example, if a Londoner tells a resident of New York that she has left her child’s dummy in the pram and its nappy in the boot, she will merely be greeted with a look of bewilderment. If the New Yorker then tells the London woman that she has nice pants, he may well wonder why she doesn’t seem to take his remark as a compliment.
Your online English teacher will help you develop familiarity with both styles of communication and ensure you do not find yourself having difficulty understanding native speakers. Our online American vs British English is highly informative and essential not only for sake of communication, but often to avoid embarrassment!
About online English lessons in groups
- You need to have at least four people to book a group lesson
- Each of you can join a lesson from your own computer, or you can take your classes all together from one computer
- Time and days: to suit your requirements. Evenings and weekends are available on request
- Lesson fees: from only EUR 8.00 – click here
- Our online teachers are highly educated and have years of experience working in British schools and abroad. All our teachers are also qualified EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers
- Lessons are suitable for any level and any age
- You can choose to have 25 min, 50 min or 75 min English classes
- You will receive all teaching materials prior to your lessons (these could be texts or video/audio materials, comprehension questions, vocabulary, idioms, phrasal verbs etc)
- Your English teacher will send you post-lesson homework for your next class which will be sent back to you with corrections and teacher’s comments
- Certificate of Attendance can be issued on request
- We provide full technical support
- How to join a lesson in the Virtual English Classroom: We strongly advise you to initiate the joining process 10 min before your lesson is due to start. Follow the Joining Link from the confirmation email and it will take you to our Virtual English Classroom platform. Click “Go Online”. Once the teacher begins the class, you will get access to your control panel (dashboard). Your teacher will explain everything you need to know about different tools – out teaching platform is exceptionally user-friendly and you should have no worries about joining/participating in your classes!
- Receive a Demo Lesson Report
- Receive your English teacher’s recommendations for future course structure
- Receive homework (grammar exercises or a composition) and send it back to you teacher for corrections
- Discuss your aims and goals with your teacher, and set the time frame
- Receive your overall level assessment
- Choose convenient days and time for all your classes
- Ask any question about the materials, lesson formats, timetable and payments
- Discuss your future homework