Updated: May 16


The English Language

English is not only the most spoken language in the world, it is the lingua franca of international business. It’s a commonplace for parties from different countries to enter into contracts in English, even if neither party is from an English-speaking country.

"English is the lingua franca of international business"

English is also the international language of travel. It is by far the most widely spoken second language in the world. Wherever we travel to, we have experienced international travellers communicating in English and as the international language of aviation, pilots and cabin crew all need to speak English.

Lingua Franca (noun) - a language that is adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different.”

Received pronunciation

Received Pronunciation is the accent traditionally regarded as the standard for British English, and it has been associated with high social class. The word 'received' conveys its original meaning of 'accepted' or 'approved'. RP is commonly described as the 'British accent' and is widely spoken in the south of England, and has most in common with the dialects of London, Oxford and Cambridge.

Pronunciation forms an essential component of language learning and teaching, Speech Etiquette follows the traditional choice to use RP as a model accent for learners to aim at.

"RP also refers to the 'Queen's English', 'Oxford English' or 'BBC English'."

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From everyday essentials such as pronunciation and articulation to how to use English more accurately and the use of business English, Speech Etiquette has got you covered. Tutors and coaches are carefully handpicked by us to offer you the best tuition. With years of experience in teaching, mentoring and coaching, each tutor and coach excels in their own specific way to help you to reach your goals.

We understand that starting a new life isn’t easy, the language barrier between you and your potential job or making new friends can become a challenge. At Speech Etiquette, we aim to get you over these hurdles and teach you the very best of the English language.

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NOTE: RP is an accent, not a dialect.

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