ESL: Should your English be American or British?

As an English teacher, it’s my job to point out differences that are relevant between American and British English. Those include some vocabulary differences, spelling, and pronunciation. We do that so students can identify words they otherwise might not have, and most importantly, know that just because they write color, it doesn’t mean that colour is wrong.

With that, though, comes the dreaded question: teacher, should my English be American or British? Yikes.

Here are three myths surrounding that question.

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