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Caribbean Accents

This download covers a variety of Caribbean accents, including recordings from Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana, the Bahamas, St Kitts, St Vincent, Belize, Trinidad & Tobago, Anguilla, Aruba... It's super-sized with five and a half hours of audio!
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Caribbean - West Indies Accents Learning Materials

  • The Caribbean - West Indies accents materials include recordings of AccentHelp coach Jim Johnson guiding you through the basics of Caribbean accents, including leading you through a monologue in the accent, and additional examples of speaking with the accent from coach Carolyn Johnson.
  • There are also recordings of native speakers from over a dozen Caribbean countries - over 5 hours of recordings in total! You'll get a PDF transcript of these conversation so that you can follow along with the recordings.
  • You'll get a PDF of the teaching materials, plus three more formats of the same book: a PDF file to print, MOBI for Kindle, and EPUB for other portable readers.
  • All of the sound files are in MP3 format so that you can play them on your computer, load them onto your phone, or burn them to a CD.
  • You'll receive a link via email so that you can download all of the materials as ZIP files directly to your computer.
  • You'll also get future updates for free!
All profits from these materials go to diversity scholarships for actors at the University of Houston.

Listen to a Sample!

Audio files in Four Volumes (323.6MB, 327 minutes)

Volume 1: Learning the Accent

  1. Introduction to Sound Placement, Intonation, and Helpful Hints for learning a Caribbean accent (13:56)
  2. Consonant sound changes (13:01)
  3. Vowel sound changes (9:34)
  4. changes in Diphthongs (9:11)
  5. guidance on finding Alternate Pronunciations of words and terms (4:16)
  6. Jamaican Patois phrases by a native Jamaican male (3:48)
  7. Wrap up for learning Caribbean accents (3:48)
  8. BONUS Text Practice (22:47)
  9. BONUS Text Intonation (7:41)
  10. BONUS Text Example (2:32)

Volume 2: Recordings of Native Speakers

  1. Port Marie Jamaica Male reading (2:17)
  2. + his conversation (6:20)
  3. Belize City Belize Male reading (2:21)
  4. + his conversation (9:29)
  5. Dangriga Belize Female conversation (7:57)
  6. Dangriga Belize Male conversation (4:24)
  7. St Lucia Female reading (1:22)
  8. + her conversation (5:11)
  9. St Vincent Grenadines Female reading (1:06)
  10. + her conversation (4:39)
  11. Diego Martin Trinidad & Tobago Male reading (1:30)
  12. + his conversation (1:03)
  13. Trinidad & Tobago Female reading (1:22)
  14. + her conversation (12:28)
  15. Guyana Male reading (1:48)
  16. + his conversation (8:10)
  17. Kingston Jamaica Female reading (2:26)
  18. + her conversation (2:38)
  19. Gordon Town Jamaica Male reading (1:12)
  20. + his conversation (7:11)
  21. Mandeville Jamaica Male reading (1:36)
  22. + his conversation (:56)
  23. St Lucia Male reading (1:22)
  24. + his conversation (4:11)
  25. Bridgetown Barbados Female reading (1:02)
  26. + her conversation (2:22)
  27. Antigua Male reading (1:58)
  28. + his conversation (2:44)
  29. Jamaica Female reading (1:22)
  30. + her conversation (2:48)

Volume 3: Recordings of Native Speakers

  1. Leeward Islands Anguilla Female reading (1:31)
  2. + her conversation (3:32)
  3. Leeward Islands Anguilla Female reading (1:50)
  4. + her conversation (4:52)
  5. Kingston Jamaica Female reading (:54)
  6. + her conversation (:57)
  7. Barbados Male conversation (10:00)
  8. Kingston Jamaica White Male reading (1:09)
  9. + his conversation (5:14)
  10. Montego Bay Jamaica Female reading (1:12)
  11. + her conversation (4:41)
  12. Nassau Bahamas Male reading (1:12)
  13. + his conversation (4:41)
  14. Trinidad & Tobago Female reading (1:12)
  15. + her conversation (3:00)
  16. Trinidad & Tobago Female reading (1:12)
  17. + her conversation (3:00)
  18. St Kitts Female reading (1:37)
  19. + her conversation (4:56)
  20. St Vincent Male reading (1:13)
  21. Kingston Jamaica Female reading (1:31)
  22. + her conversation (:52)
  23. Kingston Jamaica Male reading (1:14)
  24. + his conversation (3:41)

    Volume 4: Recordings of Native Speakers

    1. Bahamas Female reading (:53)
    2. + her conversation (5:05)
    3. St Kitts Male reading (:57)
    4. + his conversation (11:32)
    5. St Vincent Male reading (1:18)
    6. + his conversation (6:41)
    7. Aruba Male reading (1:26)
    8. + his conversation (7:39)
    9. Plaisance Guyana Male reading (1:21)
    10. + his conversation (6:42)
    11. Kingston Jamaica Female reading (1:53)
    12. + her conversation (2:34)
    13. Bridgetown Barbados Female conversation (7:34)

    Most of these recordings are made "in the field" so you will hear such things as birds, cars or other people in the background. A transcription of the conversations is included to help you follow along.