Jamaican Creole English Tutor
Jamaican Creole English
About meMy name is Oni Kayode Philips, a Jamaican-Nigerian who left Kingston for Lagos as a teenager. I have since imbibed both cultures, and I am multi-lingual. I speak and teach Jamaican Creole English (Patois), Nigerian Pidgin English as well as some local African languages such as Yoruba and Hausa. I am however most comfortable teaching Jamaican Creole English, a language I grew up speaking and even taught on Radio as a Reggae Music Presenter. There are several advantages attached to learning Jamaican Creole (Patois or Patwah). Key among these benefits is that it helps you understand and appreciate the lyrics of some of your favourite Reggae artistes better; especially those that don't use English often in their lyrics. Even Artistes that primarily use English are fond of inserting a little patois here and there in their songs. Take, for instance, Bob Marley on the song "Who The Cap Fits." On the song, Bob Marley sang the phrase "Susu pon you," what does this mean? It means "Talk/Gossip behind your back," you wouldn't have known that, would you? Learning Patois and being able to express yourself with the language would also endear you to Jamaicans and other speakers that you might meet during travel or social events. It would help you understand the locales whenever you visit Jamaica which is a popular tourist destination and with more tutorials and practice, you could also become a tutor yourself. How about that! My style of teaching is informal, interactive, and I am a patient tutor. You are allowed to make mistakes and be honest about them that way, you learn faster. Some of the topics I have in store for you include: INTRODUCTION (HISTORY OF PATOIS/ORIGIN OF WORDS) GREETINGS/PLEASANTRIES SIMILARITIES WITH ENGLISH DEPARTURES FROM ENGLISH PRONOUNS AND POSITIONING SPELLING VARIANTS SLANGS FALSE FRIENDS (Words in English with different meanings in Patois) OLD PEOPLE SAYINGS (JAMAICAN PROVERBS) YARD MANNERISMS (Accent Development) And lots more
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