Learning English

British versus American English – which one to speak?

While growing up in Ireland, I was constantly exposed to both British and American English (and the Australian variety as well) through the medium of television. Every day I would hear both versions with their myriad of regional and societal variations for several hours, along with Irish English of course. I wrote ‘British’ but the vocabulary …

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How different is English from French?

How different is English from French?

As a native speaker of English whose first foreign language was French, I find the history and interaction between these 2 major global languages fascinating. English is today by far the world’s most studied foreign language. According to the British Council a little under 1 billion have English as a foreign language. French was once used …

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