This intensive program is for students who have elementary proficiency in Haitian Creole and want to develop their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Students who complete the course successfully complete the equivalent of the 2nd-Year curriculum at Indiana University and will reach a proficiency of Intermediate Mid or better. They will able to function effectively in a Haitian Creole-speaking environment; will be able to understand and work with authentic materials, including news, videos, podcasts, chats, stories, articles on familiar topics, etc.; and will have a solid foundation for travel or advanced study. The program develops familiarity with Haitian culture through work with authentic materials and media, as well as Haitian Creole activities and structured interactions with Haitian Creole speakers.
- 160 hours of instruction
- 20+ hours of co-curricular activities
- ACTFL proficiency certificate
- FLAS eligible
The program is open to all, including
- IU and non-IU students
- graduate and undergraduate students
- high-school students over age 16
This is a level 2 course. Prior experience is required, specifically:
- Successful completion of 1st-Year Haitian Creole at Indiana University within last 24 months, OR
- Successful completion of placement exam (administered after admission but before payment of fees).
For students just beginning their study of Hatian Creole, Indiana University offers elementary courses through its Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
HOUSING AND MEALS
Housing in Willkie Center is included in your Workshop fee. You will stay in an air-conditioned single room, sharing a lounge with other students of your language.
Summer dining options are limited. We recommend that you cook in the Willkie Hall kitchen or eat in local eateries.
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
David Tezil teaches Haitian Creole at Indiana University. Born in Port-au-Prince Haiti, David worked for five years with the Haitian communities in South Florida and served as interpreter and language facilitator for the Department of Multicultural Education of Palm Beach School District in Florida. He has contributed to the implementation of bilingual and multicultural learning materials for Haitian speaking students and adult literacy programs. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in linguistics at Indiana University.