ERIC Number: ED356617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Ann pale kreyol: An Introductory Course in Haitian Creole.
This set of instructional materials is designed to provide beginning and intermediate learners of Haitian Creole with a foundation in the phonology, grammar, and vocabulary of the language. It is intended for use by individuals wanting to communicate with monolingual Haitians. A revision of earlier materials, this set emphasizes authentic representation of Haitian language and culture, focuses on interpersonal communication needs, and uses an officialized spelling, which is explained in the introductory section. The materials consist of 25 lessons, each containing some or all of the following components: a situational dialogue, vocabulary list and exercises, notes on specific grammatical constructions, review exercises, listening comprehension practice exercises keyed to a recorded text (not included), spelling exercises, and reading texts on Haitian geography and history. Lesson topics include introductions, getting and giving directions, school and classroom, clothing, objects of daily use, families, farming, telling time, laundry, describing things, travel and transportation, self- and medical care, shopping, food and restaurants, weather, magic and superstition, community life, and polite or socially appropriate behavior. A Creole-English glossary is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), Daily Living Skills, Dialogs (Language), Grammar, Haitian Creole, Intercultural Communication, Introductory Courses, Listening Comprehension, Phonology, Second Language Instruction, Spelling, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.