European English Resources
The definition of European English is: a) the English language widely used by European establishments, organisations and official bodies; b) the English language used in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, Malta and Gibraltar.
In other words, European English is the form of English language that is spoken within the confines of Europe.
It is widely argued that English belongs to those who actually use it and therefore has the potential to be part of the European identity.
Learning European English
English Style Guide – A useful handbook for authors and translators in the European Commission, focusing on such aspects of European English as spelling, capital letters, punctuation, abbreviations, foreign imports, citations and references.
Accents and Dialects of the UK – This interactive map is produced by the British Library and gives superb insights into the diversity of spoken English. Each location on the map is marked with one of the four: 1) modern dialect; 2) older dialect; 3) Received Pronunciation (RP) or 4) minority ethnic. You can then listen to sample recordings with the ability to read full transcripts of the audio.
BBC Voices – Voice recordings from the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, compiled and displayed on a map. The collection of voices of over 1200 people includes topics such as language itself – slang terms, dialects and accents.
English Varieties of the British Isles – A comprehensive guide to English dialects, standard English, regional and non-regional varieties, as well as grammar and historical and modern changes.
European Association for Language Testing and Assessment – EALTA is a professional association for language testers across Europe which promotes the international co-operation between various institutions and nations in Europe.
European Centre for Modern Languages – Founded in 1994, the ECML promotes language education in Europe by developing and implementing educational programmes and training projects.
EAQUALS - A pan-European association of language training providers. EAQUALS currently is the only international association of language schools that has a formal inspection scheme to verify the quality offered by its accredited members.
The European Society for the Study of English – Founded in 1990, this Rome-based organisation aims to improve the education of the European public by promoting English language, literature in English and cultures of English-speaking individuals.
Language Schools in the UK – A complete list of language tutors, language schools, English language courses and adult learning centres.
Iozoo.com – Iozoo is a European web directory that acts as an information and service portal to countries such as Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Turkey, Switzerland and many more.
DPSI Online with Helena El Masri – DPSI Online is a registered course provider for the Chartered Institute of Linguistics. Available courses include The DPSI Online preparatory course and DipTrans, as well as Webinars. Managed by Helena El Masri who also provides translation and interpreting services to and from English/Portuguese.