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English and Creole; not English or Creole

I read an interesting article on teaching English in Trinidad and Tobago today. Essentially Creole is spoken in TT and by some it’s regarded as a “sub-standard” English. In schools children learn to speak standard English which means erasing the mistakes they’ve learned at home speaking Creole.

There’s a move now  however  to teach standard English in the same way students would learn to speak any other foreign language…

Pidgin & Creole

These 2 terms are related and often overlap. They’re used to talk about different methods used to communicate.

Simply put:

Pidgin is a simplified form of language used by two different groups to communicate.
Creole is a pidgin which has formed into a full language (and is learnt as a mother-tongue by children)

Pidgin
A Pidgin is a simplified form of language that…