Resources for Kreyòl
See our lists of Kreyòl audio materials and Kreyòl textbooks in LINKS at the right side of the web page. Bryant Freeman’s wonderful textbooks and audio files are now available for free download; Albert Valdman’s audio files for classic learning resource Ann Pale Kreyòl cost Duke students in Kreyòl II a pretty penny at the start of this semester, but are now free for individual download. Recovery participants, don’t wait to download the precious materials that these generous and renowned linguists have made free to a post-earthquake public sphere. To the tried and true, new materials are emerging to ease linguistic encounters in the disaster zone; ALTA Language’s new audio series of phrases follows Red Cross relief medical consultation parameters.
Among the readings in our text links, Freeman’s Survival Creole represents an excellent jumping off point. Chita Pa Bay familiarizes readers with Haitian folklore and popular culture. For those in health care fields, we have links to readings ranging from the introductory (Haitian-English Medical Phraseology) to the advanced (Kote fanm pa jwenn doktè [When Women Can't Find a Clinic]).
Scroll through the list of our “In Kreyòl” posts, which include such treasures as Haitian public service announcements.
And who better to teach us Kreyòl than Wyclef Jean?
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Some online Creole teaching guides: