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    "Kweyol is simply a creole and teaching it in schools will cause further decline in the standard of english of students"
    Kweyol is a French Creole language spoken in St.lucia, dominica, seychelles and other countries but i am looking for information for this statement. why should creole language NOT be tuahgt in schools?

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    If French Creole is the language used, then why shouldn't it be taught in schools where it is the first language. I don't see why this would cause a decline in the standard of English.

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    How do you feel about the use of Creole- sounds fine to me.

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    Well, given the source, 93% of the population speaks Kweyol, so yeah . . . teaching it in the public school system sounds perfectly natural to me. The issue is similar in many ways to the USA debate on Ebonics.

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    If they speak Kweyol, then English is going to be a second language and I can't see how their speaking it will have such an adverse effect on seconds language learning. If they're trying to stamp out the language and convert them into English speakers, then they'll probably find it impossible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    If French Creole is the language used, then why shouldn't it be taught in schools where it is the first language. I don't see why this would cause a decline in the standard of English.
    French Creole is a recognized language and it is taught in schools in the countries you mentioned. Creole is usually the language most spoken in these Islands. I doubt you'd find much English spoken or taught there except by tourists

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    Talking Re: French creole versus English language

    Sorry, I clicked on "Quote" instead of "Reply".
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    Wink Re: French creole versus English language

    We have many Creole speakers in Montreal (from Haiti, the Seychelles etc). It is their first language, and they all keep it, speaking amongst themselves, even if they've emigrated here 30 years ago. However, they have to become highly proficient at speaking French. This is easy for them and they're mostly bilingual (Creole and French). Some will speak English but often it's not really necessary in Montreal

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    Creole speakers will hardly allow their first language to be stamped out. Whether they live in Montreal or Guatemala. Just as our first language will not be stamped out. We will just add other ones)

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