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A complete waste of time - I expected something more than a sophisticated grammar lecture - which, to top it all up, focused on US English and had automatically graded tasks, which took solely US English int... A complete waste of time - I expected something more than a sophisticated grammar lecture - which, to top it all up, focused on US English and had automatically graded tasks, which took solely US English into account. While I understand that the course is taught by an American university, and as such naturally leans towards the American style of writing, it was not stated clearly in the course description AND, as the course is offered to the entire global English-speaking community, failing to acknowledge the sheer amount of 'Englishes' out there, is a gigantormous mistake. Teaching English as Second/Foreign language in the majority of the world focuses on British English, not on American English, with the AmE spelling presented usually as a curiosity, not as a solid thorough course. I'm not saying that the professors should include each and every type of English one can think of, but lack of acknowledgement of British English at all is a big mistake. I didn't want to lose marks because I've been using the British English for over 20 years - it's close to impossible (and pointless) to force myself to change it for the purpose of one five-week-long course. I wish it was clearly stated on the course description page from the beginning, I wouldn't get my hopes up so much.
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