gitl_eli7 (gitl_eli7) wrote in linguaphiles,
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English in non-English speaking countries

Not sure if this was asked before.  So if it was, sorry...

Being as how English is a global language, I assume many non-English speaking countries have a specific dialect/type of English they use for English language things.  Here in Israel, I've seen both British and American spellings, though I think American is more common.  I've also seen American spellings on official and government things.  This goes against the geographic rule, being as not that we're actually near any English speaking countries, Britain still is a whole lot closer than any of the others.  Then again, Israelis say "Zed" and not "Zee" and I think both British and American English is taught in schools, depending on who's teaching it.  I guess the point is the kids learn some sort of English.

So my question is thus:  To all of you from non-English speaking countries - Is there an official or prefered dialect of English where you live?  Why do you think it's that way?
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