ERIC Number: ED130535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Jamaican Creole Language Course (For English Speaking Students).
Bailey, Beryl Loftman
Because of the high incidence of structural similarity between Jamaican Creole and Standard English, many of the important differences between the two languages can be obscured. This fact and that of negative attitudes towards Creole are the principal problems encountered in teaching Creole. The lessons in this course on Jamaican Creole are based on the variety spoken by rural or working-class people. The basic component of the course is the cycle, which consists of two phases. In the "M" phase of each cycle, students mimic the teacher's pronunciation, manipulate grammatical elements, and learn the meanings of words and sentences and memorize them. The "C" phase concentrates on connected discourse and communication. Cycles 1-20 deal with significant phonological correspondences between Jamaican Creole and English, while cycles 21-29 concentrate on the meaning and use of particular lexical items. Intonation is handled in cycles 29-40, and grammar in cycles 41-70. Cycles 71-126 include the expansion of vocabulary, story telling and story reading, and the singing of Jamaican folk songs. (CLK)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.