Video: The world's English mania

Jay Walker explains why two billion people around the world are trying to learn English.

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TED Video

ted.com . . .

Video: Kevin the Alien discusses the English language

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Video (YouTube)

youtube.com . . .


Divided by a Common Language

1st Marquess Charles Cornwallis, the British general, surrenders to American troops at Yorktown ending the War of American Independence. Inset is a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States of America (Copyright: Getty)1st Marquess Charles Cornwallis, the British general, surrenders to American troops at Yorktown ending the War of American Independence. Inset is a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States of America (Copyright: Getty)

 

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British American Dictionary (BBC America)

http://www.bbcamerica.com/content/141/dictionary.jsp

Differences Between American and British English (about.com)

http://esl.about.com/od/toeflieltscambridge/a/dif_ambrit.htm

Yahoo: American-British and British-American Dictionaries

http://dir.yahoo.com/Reference/Dictionaries/Language/American_British_and_British_American/

Sounds Familiar? Accents and Dialects of the UK (British Library)

http://www.bl.uk/learning/langlit/sounds/index.html