INTRODUCTION TO KRÉYOL
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December 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, repeating until January 31, 2020
Fridays, November 15- January 31, 6:30-8:30 PM (30 hours)
No class on November 29 or December 27
The Creole language was forged in the former French plantation colonies in the 17th to the 19th centuries among the populations of the Caribbean Islands and the Indian Ocean Islands. The Creole language was the first step for enslaved people in the French plantation colonies who spoke many different languages to find a common method of communication in order to organize and emancipate themselves from the oppression of slavery. Although the Creole language is a mixture of European, African, and Native American languages, it refers to its own grammatical structure, vocabulary and expressions.
Nowadays, Creole is most widely spoken by a large part of the populations in the Caribbean countries (former French plantation colonies and current French territories), in Louisiana (USA), in the Indian Ocean Islands (current French territories). In New York (USA), Creole is used in many official administrations. Haiti’s population is the largest Creole-speaking population in the world.
Join us for an introductory course on the basics of the Creole language as well as its rich historical and contemporary context!
*Course contributions are sliding scale. No one turned away for inability to pay. Please contact us if you have any questions.(
Marc Wood PierreMarc Wood Pierre was born in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. He is a Christian believer, a lawyer and a teacher. He was married and has lost his wife during the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010. During the legislative race in Haiti in 2015, he ran for the … Read More ›