The discussions are fascinating. Most persons if you ask them this question, will say unhesitatingly English. However studies have shown that what was hitherto considered - "Broken English", and commonly referred to as Jamaican Patois, has a set of rules and grammatical structure all its own and is therefore - A LANGUAGE in its own right.
So then - the theory is, thats what we do so badly overall at English in schools, because we are pretending that it is our first language and hence problems in teaching and learning it. The proposal is that we officially recognize Creole as the Jamaican language, and teach English as a second language- we would therefore have a better chance at mastery.
What do you think?????