Haitian Creole

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Date(s) - Sat. Dec. 15, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


For Grade Level: 7 Thru Grade Level: 12

To provide anyone interested in Haitian language and culture the opportunity to learn Haitian Creole through listening, reading, writing and speaking.
To develop sensitivity to Haitian culture, customs and history through Haitian Creole literature.

Course will begin on Saturday September 29, 2018 and will end on Saturday December 15th, 2018.

Classes will be every Saturday from 12:00pm to 2:00pm.
Make up classes will be provided by the instructor as needed.

Location: Arts in the Armory, 191 Highland Ave Somerville, MA.02143

Registration: September 1st to September 22nd , 2018
Contact: UDH Services
Email: udhservices@gmail.com
Phone: (617) 460-5859.

Instructor: Yvon Lamour, B.S., M.Ed., M.S.W.

Haitian Language and Culture Course – Kou Lang ak Kilti Ayisyen SDKA-Sant Devlòpman Kreyòl Ayisyen1983 HCDC-Haitian Creole Development Center1983 Cambridge, MA 02140
Yvon Lamour has taught for more than 30+ years in the Cambridge Public Schools, with comprehensive experience as an administrator, a guidance counselor, and a classroom teacher. Respected and well-regarded for his cultural expertise, literary insights, and teaching abilities, he has won numerous awards. Lamour authored the book Divès Moso Nan Metye Fè Lekòl and designed countless instructional materials that focus on teaching and learning in Haitian Creole. He currently runs the SDKA-Sant Devlòpman Kreyòl Ayisyen1983 / the HCDC- Haitian Creole Development Center1983, which offers translation, literacy, consultancy, training, and Haitian Creole classes, in addition to the eighteen-year-old summer Teaching Seminars throughout Haiti. Lamour holds degrees and certificates from Boston University, University of Massachusetts/Boston, as well as Indiana University/Bloomington.

Course Description:

This course teaches speaking, reading, and writing through the study of Haitian Creole literature. By studying Haitian Creole literature students deepen their comprehension of the structure and mechanics of the language. The course also provides an in-depth study of Haitian culture, customs and history. Listening, speaking, reading and writing are all taught simultaneously and students will be able to function in a wide variety of real life situations in public places, at work and at home. Comprehension of simple sentences including statements, questions and commands will be developed. The oral activities will include oral reports, presentations, dialogues and role-playing, while the reading component will focus on the works of Haitian Creole authors.

Course Requirements:

Interest in Haitian language and culture