Study English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and be ready for anything!
British English or American English? Many students studying English ask themselves this question. Is there a difference? Many people on both sides of the pond would say “yes!”. There are differences in spelling, pronunciation and usage. Studying in Great Britain allows students to learn specific dialects of English and the British style of spelling. There are also many schools to choose from. However, students are limited to a small area to explore and navigating the accents can be challenging. In America, there is so much to do and see. While there are many regional accents, many students say American English is easier to understand.
However, we Americans don’t want to ignore British English. EC students often listen to English accents during listening exercises. In order to increase this skill, EC Fredonia is starting an “English Tea-Time”. This is where students get an intensive in British English while observing the culture of English Tea. Great Britain’s David Attenborough is often featured in video and listening practice and tea snacks are served. This is a time not only to become accustomed to British English but also to bond with friends and teachers. EC students work so hard that it is nice to have a cultural experience while working on English skills too. Come to EC Fredonia on campus and join us for tea time!