The article analyzes a relevant problem connected with the English language which is an international language, which a big number of people in the world learn in order to have an opportunity to communicate with representatives of different cultures all over the world. However, there is a problem of teaching English in terms of British English and American English. As a rule, teachers in universities do not teach a particular variant of the English language but mixed English which includes the features of both British English and American English as the most popular variants of the English language. As a result, students learn mixed English and cannot differentiate British English from American English. This can entail negative repercussions while communicating with native English speakers.
The authors have used methods of comparison and analysis of educational practice on the basis of the results of questionnaire of teachers and students as well as the results of testing of students are used.
This article adduces instances of some differences between British English and American English, explains what dialects exist even within British English and American English. Moreover, the authors analyze the difference of rules of speech behaviour of representatives of British and American cultures.
Dmitrenko, T.A. & Gorodnichev, I.M. (2020). Teaching of British and American variants of the English language with reference to peculiarities of British and American cultures. Issues of Applied Linguistics, 38, 43-75.