John, who wisely remains anonymous apart from his first name, has a weblog I will be visiting again.
The subheading, and usual topic, is ‘German quirks from an American perspective’.
In theory there is nothing wrong with learning England’s version of English, just like there is nothing wrong with learning that Swiss language Rhaeto-Romanic . It can be done, but it is just not a worthwhile pursuit. English is the world language because of America, not because of England, so it only makes sense to learn America’s version.
In German schools you will receive bad marks for speaking with an American accent or using American spelling if you picked it up during your high school year in the States. Instead you should be receiving bonus points for learning the standards of a world economic and cultural super power. Mickey Mouse doesn’t speak with a British accent.
(I’m not sure what he means by an American dialect, though – I think he made that up)