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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2022, 5(13); doi: 10.25236/FER.2022.051311.

A Comparison between Teaching Standard English and Teaching World English in China


Song Xuewen

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Song Xuewen

School of Pharmaceutical Business, Zhejiang Pharmaceutical University, Ningbo, China


The wide spread English is an unstoppable stream, because of the globalization. The word of “English” has been defined as American English(AmE) or British English(BrE) for years. However, AmE and BrE could be considered as two kinds of Standard Englishes(SEs)[5]. Moreover, with the changing purpose of English learning, the unawareness of changes could be one of leading problems in English teaching system. This paper is going to learn about SE and World English(WE), explore the English teaching situation in China, present the reality of WE and SE teaching, discuss the benefits and drawbacks respectively, analyze the changing purposes of English learning and find out which one is more suitable.


World English; Standard English; BrE; AmE

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Song Xuewen. A Comparison between Teaching Standard English and Teaching World English in China. Frontiers in Educational Research (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 13: 62-66. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2022.051311.


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