Ann pale kreyòl: an introductory course in Haitian creole by Albert Valdman, Pierre-Henri Philippe, Renote Rosemond

By Albert Valdman, Pierre-Henri Philippe, Renote Rosemond

This set of educational fabrics is designed to supply starting and intermediate freshmen of Haitian Creole with a origin within the phonology, grammar, and vocabulary of the language. it really is meant to be used by way of members eager to speak with monolingual Haitians. A revision of prior fabrics, this set emphasizes real illustration of Haitian language and tradition, specializes in interpersonal communique wishes, and makes use of an officialized spelling, that is defined within the introductory part. The fabrics encompass 25 classes, each one containing a few or all the following elements: a situational discussion, vocabulary record and workouts, notes on particular grammatical buildings, assessment routines, listening comprehension perform workouts keyed to a recorded textual content (not included), spelling routines, and analyzing texts on Haitian geography and heritage. Lesson themes comprise introductions, getting and giving instructions, university and lecture room, garments, items of day-by-day use, households, farming, telling time, laundry, describing issues, shuttle and transportation, self- and remedy, purchasing, foodstuff and eating places, climate, magic and superstition, group lifestyles, and well mannered or socially applicable habit. A Creole-English word list is appended. (MSE)

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