Abstract: Language is a major means of communications, and English has now become a global language. With the development of history and the improvement of culture exchange in two countries—America and Britain, the differences in some fields are clear and are also reflected in their languages. Nowadays, American English plays an important part in our daily life. It differs from traditional British English in many aspects, such as words, grammar, tone and so forth. The paper mainly discusses the topic of the differences between British English (B.E.) and American English (A.E.) from the perspective of vocabulary teaching. Besides, it’s also involved in the significance of combining effective teaching methods with the vocabulary differences learning of British English and American English.
Key words: British English; American English; vocabulary teaching; difference