Haitian Creole and Culture for Professionals

The Department of Modern Languages at FIU, in cooperation with the Latin American and Caribbean Center in the School of International and Public Affairs, presents “Haitian Creole and Culture for Professionals.” This 13-week course is designed for all professionals who work with and/or serve the Haitian community and want to improve their proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing while enhancing their understanding of Haitian culture and the Haitian community. Classes will be held on Saturdays from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM, and will be taught by FIU instructor Jacques Pierre.

Professionals enrolled in this class will be engaged in activities specifically designed to stimulate learning. Professionals from similar employment sectors will work together in class to facilitate a deeper understanding of Haitian language and culture that is directly related to their particular field. The class will also explore different aspects of Haitian culture through Haitian movies, music, art, cooking, games, literature, and storytelling. The course will feature guest speakers who work in the fields of healthcare, immigration, and Haitian history. Upon completion of the course professionals will be able to effectively communicate, use idioms and proverbs appropriately to meet the need of their clients and work environments.

Haitian Creole and Culture for Professionals
February 20 – May 22, 2010 | Saturdays, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Open Registration: January 5, 2010 - February 15, 2010
Estimated Cost: $600

For more information or an application contact the Department of Modern Languages at (305) 348-2851 or email Jacques Pierre at pierrej@fiu.edu.