Which 'English' should we teach - David Crystal

Published on 24th December, 2009 in Teaching Tips by Matt Kay

In this latest video Professor David Crystal talks about which ‘English’ we should be teaching our students.


  • It is a very appropriate video for English teachers.I simply love global and I have made use of activities in my classes sent by MacMillan. Keep sharing&gather blessings.

    Rukhsana Nazir on 18 January, 2010
  • I will show this video to my students as it is clear and interesting.Thank you

    Pina on 26 January, 2010
  • I am an ESL trainer in India for the last 30 years. In the Indian KPO sector, it’s mandatory to understand American and British English. I have a variety of Indian English snippets to offer from the corporate training rooms.

    emma on 28 January, 2010
  • -Very interesting video! Clear ideas for students. I will show it to my students.

    Ana María Carlotto on 11 February, 2010
  • Excellent points!

    Ian Player on 16 February, 2010
  • This has been a topic in my advanced classes for some time. As a teacher in Switzerland, I’m in the minority teaching in American English. Sadly, I find very little in the standard coursebooks that reflects or even points out the differences between the many varieties of English. This is a great little clip for all teachers, publishers and even students. Thank you Macmillian for publishing this great Global coursebook.

    LAURA on 17 February, 2010
  • I’m a Brit living in Argentina,I teach English to all ages. I can’t wait to try out Global on my adult students, but it’s not available here yet!! Please hurry up dispatch!!

    Chrissie Roch on 29 March, 2010
  • I´m on the verge of using Global and I´m excited to do so quite soon. Hope to get along well with the series. Bye for now

    William Dias on 9 August, 2011
  • Hi there William,

    Thanks for your comments. Prof Crystal is very good at explaining these trends and changes in language – the ‘Global English’ articles in the series are really fascinating.

    I hope you do enjoy using Global. Let us know how you get on with the course!

    All the best,

    Charlie and the Global team

    Charlie on 9 August, 2011