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Creole for Beginners!

Interested in learning Haitian Creole? Do you know a few words but want to improve your speaking and writing skills? Traveling to Haiti soon and want to learn more than a few survival phrases?

The Embassy of Haiti is offering a free introduction to Creole course this summer just for you!

The 5-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 Tuesday and Thursday evenings from July 9 to August 1 from 6:00pm until 8:30pm, as per calendar below:

Tuesday, July 9th; Thursday, July 11th
Tuesday, July 16th; Thursday, July 18th
Tuesday, July 23rd; Thursday, July 25th
Tuesday, July 30th; Thursday, August 1st

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 Licence” 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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