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Creole for Advanced Beginners

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Fall 2014

Do you have some knowledge of Haitian Creole, and want to improve your speaking and writing skills?

The Embassy of Haiti is offering this free Creole course this fall just for you!

The Six-week course is designed specifically for Creole Beginners, and will be taught by Dr. Marie Marcelle

Racine. Classes will take place at the Embassy of Haiti on Saturday mornings from October 4th 2014 to

Nov 22th 2014 from 9:00am until 12:30, as per calendar, below:

Saturday, Oct. 4th
Saturday, Oct. 11th
Saturday, Oct. 25th
Saturday, Nov. 8th
Saturday, Nov. 15th
Saturday, Nov. 22th

How to register:

  • Do not respond to this message. Send an email to wilzafrazil.metellus@diplomatie.ht
  • Indicate “Beginners Creole Course Registration” in the subject line.
  • Provide your full name, telephone number and email address.
  • Briefly indicate your past experience (if any) in Creole, and what motivates you to take this class.
  • Class capacity: 20 students, so register early!

Registration deadline: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 by 12-noon

Out of consideration for others, we ask that you register only if you can commit to the full schedule.

About Dr. Racine:

Dr. Marie Marcelle B. Racine is professor of French and Linguistics at the University of the District of Columbia. She has served the University on numerous committees and in various administrative capacities, including Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages, and Associate Dean and Acting Dean of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts.

Dr. Racine received a “Certificat de License” from the University of Lille (France), a Master’s degree in Romance Languages from Howard University and a Ph.D. in French and Linguistics from Georgetown University. Dr. Racine was also the recipient of a fellowship in higher education academic administration from the American Council on Education.

Professor Racine’s teaching and scholarship focus on French and Creole languages, linguistics and literature, as well as Francophone literatures and cultures. She also works on critical education issues, facilitates professional development and collaborates in research, planning for transformational change and assessment of student learning.

Address of the Embassy:

2311 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008

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