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ERIC Number: ED500358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb-7
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 6
American English vs. British English
Shahheidaripour, Gholamabbass
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The present study, using a totally direct method, investigates, within the framework of sociolinguistics and foreign language teaching in Iran, whether teachers of English prefer British or American variety of English language, and whether their preference corresponds to their performance on a related test. Thirty Iranian English language teachers participated in this study voluntarily. A 20-item test was administered. The results indicated that 73.3% of the teachers preferred American English to British English, while correct performance rate was 63.4% to 59.4%. Thus, it can be inferred, even if most of the teachers prefer one variety to the other; they are not as proficient as it is required. Survey instrument is appended.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran