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    Walt Whitman is offline Member
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    Addressing teachers

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    Hi.

    I’d like to know how students usually address their teachers (from elementary/primary schools to high schools) in the UK and US. Is it still common to use Mr / Mrs / Miss + surname or sir / madam?
    Do they ever say, for example, “Teacher, may I go out?”
    Thank you very much.
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    Re: Addressing teachers

    Walt, if you put your excellent thread title into the Search box at the top of the page, you'll find links to many previous discussions of this topic.

    Ask again if you've any specific problems.

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    Re: Addressing teachers

    In US it's Mr./Mrs. + last name.

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    Re: Addressing teachers

    Hi, Rover.
    It's nice to see (?) / find (?) you on this forum too.
    Thanks a lot.
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    Re: Addressing teachers

    Quote Originally Posted by tdschool View Post
    In US it's Mr./Mrs. + last name.
    I've worked with may US teachers abroad, and they have all allowed their pupils to call them by their first names (Rachel, Sarah, etc.). As a European-educated person, I've always found that a little too intimate.

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    Re: Addressing teachers

    Quote Originally Posted by tdschool View Post
    In US it's Mr./Mrs. + last name.
    Some women prefer "Ms."

    I don't think it's common for a teacher in a K-12 school to be called by his first name by his students.

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