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Creole courses!

Are you interesting in gaining some knowledge of Haitian Creole or improving your speaking and writing skills? The Embassy of Haiti is offering again its program of free Creole classes.

The 6-week course is designed specifically for adults, and targets beginning to Intermediate/advanced students. Classes will take place at the Embassy of Haiti on Saturday mornings from May 9th to June 20th 2015 from 9:00 am until 12-noon, as per calendar, below:

Saturday, May 9th
Saturday, May 16th
Saturday, May 23th
Saturday, May 30th
Saturday, June 6th
Saturday, June 13th
Saturday, June 20th (make up day if necessary)

The courses will be taught by Dr. Marie Marcelle Racine.

How to register:

  • Do not respond to this message. Send an email to:
  • 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: Monday, May 4th, 2015

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