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Cerebral Publications showcases all work published by our director. These include research papers and editorial newspaper pieces, et cetera.
Patois Official Status not Abandoning English
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By: Gaye-Leon Williams
Published: Monday | December 2, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

I am by no means a linguistic expert; however, I do teach a foreign language at the tertiary level. Recently, when marking mid-semester tests, I was frustrated at the numerous incorrect spellings that persist in the students’ English responses to the reading comprehension: ‘intelegent’ in place of intelligent; ‘there’ in place of their; ‘proffesser’ for professor; and ‘fourty’ instead of forty.

Use Creole to Teach Foreign Languages
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By: Gaye-Leon Williams
Published: Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:07 AM

There is a place for Jamaican Creole in our schools. As a new researcher in this field, I would like to add my voice to the chorus that speaks to the use of Jamaican Creole in our educational institutions.

The Use of Language Awareness Strategies in the Teaching of Foreign Languages to Creole Speaking Students
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By: Gaye-Leon Williams
Published: Wednesday | December 25, 2019

The language de jure in Jamaica is Jamaican English (JE); however, the language de facto of most nationals is Jamaican Creole (JC). As such, there are many students who enter the tertiary level without fully acquiring JE. As a CARICOM nation, it is mandatory that foreign languages are taught beginning at the primary level of education.

Covid 19 and Independent Learning at the Tertiary Level
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By: Gaye-Leon Williams
Published: 2020

It  is no doubt that we are all currently living through challenging times. I’m hard-pressed to find anyone or anything that remains unaffected, even in a minute way, by this novel viral infection. In the wake of this pandemic we have all learned what we can and cannot do remotely.