Welcome to Jamaican Patois Lesson 1

Welcome to the first Jamaican Patwa / Jamaican Patois video lesson. In this lesson, you will learn the basics of speaking Jamaican Patois. We will go through fundamental concepts that will help you build a foundation for learning more in the future. The ultimate goal is to get to a level where you can travel to Jamaica and feel comfortable speaking with the local population.

Remember that there isn’t a standardized Jamaican Patwa language. We will spell the Patwa words based on how they sound. You will never need to use Jamaican Patois when reading or writing, so focus on speaking if you want to learn.

Once you are done here, check out the next Jamaican Patwa lesson.