Date: Wed, 29 Mar 1995 07:26:02 +0700

From: "Graham K. Rogers - EGEE" frgkr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAHIDOL.AC.TH

Subject: Re: Prince Charles on English language

On Tue, 28 Mar 1995 debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] wrote:

If anyone has the text of Prince Charles's comments the other day to the

British Council on the future of the English language, I'd like to receive

a copy.

I wouldn't. As a Briton teaching English, I was dismayed by the reports

of what he said. While I would like better use of English, anyone in

English teaching (especially living abroad) who holds the notion that

"British" or "American" is better needs to look at reality. It is

international (although heavily loaded Stateside these days). That is

the reality and that is what we should teach.



Graham K. Rogers

Faculty of Engineering

Mahidol University, BANGKOK