What variant of English (British, American, Australian etc.) are you taught in your country/area/school? And do you know any reasons why (Geographical closeness, cultural closeness, historical reasons, what's important in politics/business/literature, availability of teachers, whatever else)?
It just struck me randomly, and I was curious - there are a lot of things that you learn differently as a matter of course depending on which [English-speaking] country you grow up in, but I wondered how they're taught in countries where you've got a choice as to which you make kids use: pavement or sidewalk? Cookies or biscuits? Colour or color? Thongs or flip-flops? Aluminium or aluminum? Soccer or football?