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?!
A course to introduce you to everyday practical situations in Jèrriais. Traditional greetings, basic conversation, weather, colours, numbers, money, clothing, food and drink, places and lots more! Workbook provided. Maximum 12 students. Cost £45 (Senior Citizens £22)
Venue: Highlands College - Wednesdays 5.45 - 6.45 pm, starting 10th September for 13 weeks. Tutor: Colin Ireson.
A course for those who already have some good basic knowledge but who would like to progress further in acquiring Jersey's language through stories, ditons, games, conversations - with fun and laughter! Maximum 10 students. Cost £45 (Senior Citizens £22)
Venue: Highlands College - Wednesdays 6.00 - 7.00 pm, starting 10th September for 13 weeks. Tutor: Anthony Scott Warren.
Gain confidence in speaking and reading in the context of a relaxed and informal daytime group. Previous knowledge essential. Maximum 12 students. Cost £90 (Senior Citizens £45)
Venue: Highlands College - Fridays 10.00 - 12.00, starting 12th September for 13 weeks. Tutor: Colin Ireson
Senior Citizens (60+), registered jobseekers and those receiving 75% or more Long-term Incapacity Allowance benefit from a 50% reduction in fees.
As with other Adult Education classes, the number of enrolments will determine if the courses run; please check with L'Office du Jèrriais - tel. 449290
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