The Power of Creole
By Leon Neyfakh
Published: July 24, 2011

Imagine trying to learn in a language that is unfamiliar to you – this happens all across Haiti, where students are taught in French even though they have never spoken the language before. Michel Degraff, Professor of Linguistics at MIT, opposes this manner of learning through campaigns in Haiti as well as in the United States. He understand that a complete cultural view towards Creole needs to happen. “The Power of Creole” explains Degraff’s work and what he hopes to accomplish with it.