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    anyone who has taught in China?

    Are you from Britain or America or Canada or other countries? The textbook you used in China teaches British English or American English. If it is not the dialect you speak, do you find any difficulty to use that textbook? Thank you.
    I am writing a paper on if schools in China should provide both BE and AE classes because teachers are only good at one dialect and students have their preferences.

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    Re: anyone who has taught in China?

    Hi reginaregina

    I teach English in China, and the textbooks have never been a problem. The dialect differences between AmE and BrE with regard to lexis and grammar are very slight. It's a non-issue. The same holds true for pronunciation: Chinese do more business with non-English speaking European countries and Asia than they do with English speaking countries. So it doesn't matter which accent you use, the challenge will be and presently is for Chinese to be able to understand English accents from around the world (e.g., Russian-English, Indian-English, French-English, and so on). The division between AmE and BrE, frankly, is part of the past.

    Just my two cents.


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    #3

    Re: anyone who has taught in China?

    I also teach in China and I agree with Soup.

    Non-issue.

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    #4

    Re: anyone who has taught in China?

    Hi Noego (Soup a.k.a. Casiopea)

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    Re: anyone who has taught in China?

    Hello Soup! Long time no see. :)

    I didn't know you were Soup, actually. :)

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