Skip to main content

Jamaican Creole

Jamaican Creole is an English-based language with influences from West Africa. It developed in the seventeenth century, and today it is spoken primarily by speakers living in Jamaica and in places around the world to which Jamaicans have moved. The courses in Jamaican Creole offered at York cover a wide variety of topics.

Courses

  • AP/JC1000 6.0 Y INTRODUCTION TO JAMAICAN CREOLE,

    INSTRUCTOR: Clive Forrester

    PREREQUISITE: None

    DESCRIPTION: This course serves as an introduction to Jamaican Creole and is meant for students with no background in the language. It will develop basic aural, conversational, reading, and writing skills in the language.

    FORMAT: Two two-hour class periods each week.

    EVALUATION: Reading comprehension – 10%, Listening comprehension – 10%, Grammar test – 10%, Free Composition – 15%, Free conversation – 15%, Prepared oral presentation on topic of interest – 25%, Class participation – 15%

  • AP/JC2000 6.0 Y INTERMEDIATE JAMAICAN CREOLE

    INSTRUCTOR: Clive Forrester

    PREREQUISITE: AS/JC1000 6.0 or AP/JC1000 6.0 (Introduction to Jamaican Creole) or some knowledge of Jamaican Creole.

    DESCRIPTION: This course is specifically designed for individuals who have some knowledge of Jamaican Creole. It seeks to develop further students' proficiency in the language as well as to provide students with a deeper understanding of how the language works.

    FORMAT: Two two-hour class periods each week.

    EVALUATION: Reading comprehension – 10%, Listening comprehension – 10%, Grammar test – 10%, Free Composition – 15%, Free conversation – 15%, Prepared oral presentation on topic of interest – 25%, Class participation – 15%

  • Course schedules