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Learn English in Jamaica


Projects Abroad volunteers pose for a picture in Jamaica.

If you are looking to give your English language skills a boost, Jamaica is a fantastic destination. Along with Patois, English is the official language and you will have plenty of opportunities to develop your knowledge of the language, as well as your conversational abilities.

On the English Language Course in Jamaica, you will receive an average of 15 hours of instruction per week, Monday to Friday. Depending on when you arrive, the classes may be private lessons or you may be in a small group with two or three other volunteers. Outside of class, you will have plenty of time to explore your surroundings and you can practice your conversational skills with your host family, members of the local community, and other Projects Abroad volunteers. Projects Abroad volunteers come from a huge variety of countries and backgrounds, including Europe and North America, and spending time with them is a fantastic opportunity to practice cultural exchange!

Alternatively, you can undertake a short 5-hour, 14-hour, or 30-hour course in English. These courses are tailored to your needs and run alongside your main volunteer project. This is extremely useful if English is not your first language and if English skills are required for your project. If you are planning on volunteering abroad for twelve weeks or more, you could also complete a 60-hour course alongside your volunteer experience. For more information please visit our Language Add-ons page.

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