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Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean

Developing Language Competence through Computer-Facilitated Immersion: A Study of Secondary School Students in a Creole-Speaking Environment

Publication Date: 
December 2009

Most Jamaican children enter school with fluency in the Jamaican Creole but little ability to use Standard English, and limited opportunities to hear and interact with it (e.g. Pollard, 1998; Christie, 2003; Bryan, 2004). Teaching strategies that involve immersion have been recommended by practitioners and education policy, but there are limits on how and how much this can be achieved in the typical classroom.

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