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Kreyòl in Durham & Duke

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Welcome to this page. We hope you will visit it regularly. On this page you will find different activities that can help you to learn Kreyòl with us. The site is divided into five sections: 1) In the first section, students from Duke, Vanderbilt, the University of Virginia, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel hill share some audio materials with you. These audio materials are based on their experiences learning the language as well as their life at their respective universities. For each of these audio materials, questions are available to test your understanding of the materials. 2) In the second section, you will find a lot Kreyòl resources such as radio broadcasts, newspapers from Haiti and from the Haitian diaspora in the United States. 3) In the third section, there are interviews done by some students with Haitians living in North Carolina, especially in the triangle area (Durham, Raleigh, Greensboro). In these interviews, you will discover a lot of professional Haitians that have been settled in the area for years, and other Haitians who have just arrived in the community and are trying to make their way. 4) In the fourth section, there is a series of Haitian proverbs. These proverbs are organized by theme with a short explanation for each proverb to help people to understand them.  5) In the fifth section, you will find some good Haitian music along with the lyrics and a short summary of the song in English to help you understand what it is about. All these parts have only one objective, which is to help you understand the language and to have a better grasp of the soul of the country. Later, we will add other parts to help immerse you in the culture and the language of the country. We invite you to walk with us. Feel free to tell us what you think. Reach us at jacques.pierre@duke.edu
Thank you

Nou kontan wè ou anpil sou sit sa a. Nou espere ou va vizite li tanzantan.  Sou sit sa a, w ap jwenn anpil aktivite k ap ede w aprann lang kreyòl la ansanm ak nou. Sit la divize an senk pati: 1) Nan premye pati a, w ap jwenn etidyan nan Duke, Vanderbilt, University of Virginia ak University of North Carolina nan Chapel hill ki pataje de twa materyèl odyo ak ou. Materyèl odyo sa yo chita sou esperyans etidyan yo nan aprann lang lan ak lavi etidyan yo nan kanpis pa yo chak. Pou chak materyèl odyo yo, w ap jwenn kesyon sou yo pou rive teste konpreyansyon ou. 2) Nan dezyèm pati a, w ap jwenn yon latriye resous kote nou rasanble anpil radyo ak jounal nan Ayiti ak nan dyaspora ayisyen an nan Etazini an ki gen diferan pwogram an kreyòl.  3) Nan twazyèm pati a, w ap jwenn de twa entèvyou etidyan yo fè ak de twa ayisyen ki nan kominote North Carolina a, espesyalman nan triyang lan (Durham, Raleigh, Greensboro). Nan entèvyou sa yo, ou ap dekouvri anpil pwofesyonèl ayisyen ki tabli yo nan zonn depi yon bon bout tan, epi anpil ayisyen ki fèk rive nan kominote a k ap chache wout yo nan kominote a. 4) Nan katriyèm pati a, w ap jwenn anpil pwovèb kreyòl nèt ale. Pwovèb yo òganize an seri dapre diferan tèm, epi gen yon ti esplikasyon tou kout ak yo pou nou ede lektè a konprann yo.  5) Nan dènye pati a, w ap jwenn anpil bon jan mizik ayisyen ansanm ak pawòl mizik yo, epi yon ti rezime sou mizik la ann Angle pou kapab ede w konprann sou ki sa mizik la pale. Tout pati sa yo gen yon grenn objèktif ki se ede w aprann lang lan, epi konprann nanm peyi a pi byen. Pi devan, n ap gen pou nou ajoute plis pati pou ede w rive benyen tout bon vre nan kilti peyi a ak lang li.  Nou envite w fè wout la ak nou. Pa ezite di nou sa w panse. Ekri nou nan adrès sa a  jacques.pierre@duke.edu
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