How can I learn Jèrriais?
Jèrriais classes for adults
Jèrriais - not' langue!....Because it's worth it!
- value and want to learn more about Jersey's language and culture?
- find it difficult to pronounce local place names and wonder what they mean?
- need any more reasons why you should start learning Jèrriais?!
Watch this space for details of classes starting in Autumn 2015.
Jèrriais classes for children
All Year 4 students in States primary schools, as from September 2012, follow a 6-week course of Jersey Studies, in which aspects of Jersey life and culture are introduced through songs, activities and a focus on Jersey's own language. A workbook accompanies the lessons. The Jèrriais songs that accompany Jersey Studies (specially recorded for the Jèrriais teaching programme by Badlabecques) can also be freely downloaded from these links.
- Lé Chant d'Jèrri
- Tandi qué bouôn mathinnyi bait
- J'ai pèrdu ma femme
- Jean Gros Jean
- L'Île dé Jèrri
- Man Bieau P'tit Jèrri
From November 2012 Jèrriais classes at primary level are concentrated in four specialist centres called Pallions. Parents can sign their children up (for free) to after-school classes at the Pallion of their choice (parents - and grandparents! - are also welcome to join in the classes and games and activities: whole family learning is a great way to keep the language active).
- Lé Pallion d'Grouville - Grouville School
- Lé Pallion d'Saint Louothains - Saint Lawrence School
- Lé Pallion d'Saint Pièrre - Saint Peter's School
- Lé Pallion d'La Preunmié Tou - First Tower School
Lessons in Secondary schools:
Jèrriais lessons at secondary level take place at lunchtimes.
A recognised GCSE-equivalent qualification is available for those students committed to working through the course