Learning to speak British English is not as simple as just studying vocabulary specific to the United Kingdom, and practicing a British accent. To speak British English in conversation means a commitment to lessons that go beyond memorization to build your confidence for the real world.
British English is the English dialect spoken in the United Kingdom. The following are some fun examples of British words, showing some of the differences in American English to their British English counterparts.
- Sneakers = trainers
- French fries = chips
- The trunk of a car = boot
- Popsicles = ice lollies
- Mail = post
- Eraser = rubber
- Diaper = nappy
- Bathroom = loo
Learning British Words and Phrases
As with any other language, your comfort level with learning is going to be a result of the time you have to commit, and the quality of your language learning program. Rosetta Stone makes fitting language learning into your daily commitments as convenient as possible with bite-sized lessons that sync across all your devices. This allows you to make consistent daily progress on learning British English.
Our Dynamic Immersion® methodology will teach you to speak the language, not just memorize the words. It is effective because we prepare you to use your new language in your everyday life. It’s not just about the features, but what you’re able to do because of them. You’ll be ready to handle situations in British English with confidence.
With practice, your British English pronunciation will help you develop the kind of British accent that will give you confidence interacting with locals. Rosetta Stone’s patented speech recognition engine called TruAccent is embedded into every lesson to provide immediate feedback so your pronunciation will be like that of a local.
Surround yourself with British English wherever you are, and whenever you have time, with Rosetta Stone’s award-winning mobile app . You can download a unit lesson and knock it out on the train, a flight, or waiting for friends. You don’t have to choose between the mobile app or desktop. Both are included with your subscription and are in sync, so you can switch between devices seamlessly.
Try Our Award-Winning App
Surround yourself with English (British) whenever, wherever with the Rosetta Stone app .
Download a unit and knock it out on the train or a flight. Select a 5-10 minute lesson and sneak it in while you wait in line or for your ride to show up. And explore dynamic features, like Seek and Speak, where you can point at an object in the real world and get a translation .
The best part? You don’t have to choose between app or desktop. Both come with your subscription and sync, so you can switch between devices seamlessly.