Haitian Creole Phrasebook: Essential Expressions for Communicating in Haiti

Author: Jowel C. Laguerre,Cecile Accilien

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071749213

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

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The essential terms you need to communicate with the nation’s 8-plus million Haitian Creole speakers If you are travelling to Haiti to help with the relief effort or to aid in its rebuilding, Haitian Creole Phrasebook is your must-have resource. In addition to featuring content specifically related to relief and rebuilding, this book also covers the basic topics such as introducing yourself, asking for directions, giving instructions, or asking for information. A separate section is devoted to key words and phrases related to relief efforts from communicating with medical personnel to construction and engineering terminology Features: A mini-dictionary includes essential vocabulary for quick reference An 30-minute audio download that features key words and phrases Vital vocabulary and phrases relevant to relief and rebuilding processes McGraw-Hill will donate a percentage of sales to the Haitian rebuilding effort. Topics include: Basic Vocabulary, Basics of Haitian Creole, Greetings and Wishes, Expressing Preferences and Opinions, Numbers, Time, and Weather, Family, People, and Description, Communication, Living and Working in Haiti, Transportation and Directions, Money and Shopping, Accommodations, Food and Drink, Specialized Vocabulary, Earthquake, Construction Rebuilding, Relief Effort, Medical Vocabulary, Security, Resources

A Taste of Haiti

Author: Mirta Yurnet-Thomas

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 9780781809986

Category: Cooking

Page: 215

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With African, French, Arabic and Amerindian influences, the food and culture of Haiti are fascinating subjects to explore. From the days of slavery to present times, traditional Haitian cuisine has relied upon staples like root vegetables, pork, fish, and flavour enhancers like Pikliz (picklese, or hot pepper vinegar) and Zepis (ground spices). This cookbook offers over 100 Haitian recipes, including traditional holiday foods and the author's favourite drinks and desserts. Information on Haiti's history, holidays and celebrations, necessary food staples, and cooking methods will guide the home chef on a culinary adventure to this beautiful island. Recipe titles are given in English, Creole, and French.

Serafina's Promise

Author: Ann E. Burg

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545549949

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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A luminous novel in verse from the author of the Jefferson Cup award winner ALL THE BROKEN PIECES. Serafina has a secret dream. She wants to go to school and become a doctor with her best friend, Julie Marie. But in their rural village outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti, many obstacles stand in Serafina’s way-- little money, never-ending chores, and Manman’s worries. More powerful even than all of these are the heavy rains and the shaking earth that test Serafina’s resolve in ways she never dreamed. At once heartbreaking and hopeful, this exquisitely crafted story will leave a lasting impression on your heart.

My First English-Haitian Creole Illustrated Dictionary

Author: Anne Valerie Dorsainvil

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781584324997

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 90

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My First English-Haitian Creole Illustrated Dictionary is an original pictorial word book specially designed to introduce young children to the world of words in the context of second language acquisition. Each entry is illustrated with a visual to make learning fun while being informative. The book is developed in consultation with experts in children's second language learning and teaching. It offers a whole range of vocabulary featuring everyday words and each illustration is clearly labeled in English and Haitian Creole.

A Haiti Chronicle

The Undoing of a Latent Democracy, 1999-2001

Author: Daniel Whitman

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1553699505

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

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Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince in 1999-2001, Daniel Whitman was haunted by the country's people and landscapes, its nuanced language, and complex and rewarding friendships. His friends included neighbors, art gallery owners, gas station attendants - but mostly Haiti's intrepid journalists and broadcasters. Unlike others, Whitman believed that the three elections of 2000 could advance Haiti's democracy and its development from the bottom rung as poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. He was wrong; they did not. Local supremacists killed, torched and rushed to fraud while foreigners forgave and even blessed the electoral debacles without posing the resistance even of meaningful public comment. However, seeds also germinated to make Haiti one day fit for its inventive, humor-loving and too often betrayed people. The effort was kept alive largely by Haiti's gritty journalists, going into hiding when necessary for their survival, but newly organized in October of 1999, into a tenacious and daring national federation. The nation-wide Haitian Press Federation advanced against all odds, and held eight regional meetings which changed political discourse forever in Haiti. The country now enters a post-Aristide interlude. The failure of one regime does not guarantee success for the next. A Haiti Chronicle offers recent context for understanding Haiti's current crisis, and opportunity.

Educating Emergent Bilinguals

Policies, Programs, and Practices for English Learners, Second Edition

Author: Ofelia Garcia,Jo Anne Kleifgen

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 080775885X

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Now available in a revised and expanded edition, this accessible guide introduces readers to the issues and controversies surrounding the education of language minority students in the United States. What makes this book a perennial favourite are the succinct descriptions of alternative practices for transforming our schools and students' futures, such as building on students' home languages and literacy practices, incorporating curricular and pedagogical innovations, using proven-effective approaches to parent engagement, and employing alternative assessment tools. The authors have updated their bestseller to reflect recent shifts in policies, programs, and practices due to globalization and the changing economy, demographic trends and new research on EL pedagogy. A totally new chapter highlights multimedia and multimodal instructional possibilities for engaging EL students. This Second Edition is essential reading for all teachers of language-minority students, as well as principals, superintendents, and policymakers.

Greening in the Red Zone

Disaster, Resilience and Community Greening

Author: Keith G. Tidball,Marianne E Krasny

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048199476

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 503

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Creation and access to green spaces promotes individual human health, especially in therapeutic contexts among those suffering traumatic events. But what of the role of access to green space and the act of creating and caring for such places in promoting social health and well-being? Greening in the Red Zone asserts that creation and access to green spaces confers resilience and recovery in systems disrupted by violent conflict or disaster. This edited volume provides evidence for this assertion through cases and examples. The contributors to this volume use a variety of research and policy frameworks to explore how creation and access to green spaces in extreme situations might contribute to resistance, recovery, and resilience of social-ecological systems.

Dominican Republic & Haiti. Ediz. Inglese

Author: Paul Clammer,Michael Grosberg,Jens Porup

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1741042925

Category: Travel

Page: 388

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Describes the history, culture, and people of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and includes tips on travel, accommodations, restaurants, and sightseeing.

Albion's Seed

Four British Folkways in America

Author: David Hackett Fischer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199743698

Category: History

Page: 972

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This fascinating book is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins. While most people in the United States today have no British ancestors, they have assimilated regional cultures which were created by British colonists, even while preserving ethnic identities at the same time. In this sense, nearly all Americans are "Albion's Seed," no matter what their ethnicity may be. The concluding section of this remarkable book explores the ways that regional cultures have continued to dominate national politics from 1789 to 1988, and still help to shape attitudes toward education, government, gender, and violence, on which differences between American regions are greater than between European nations.

Sak Pase? N-ap Boule Textbook: Ann Pale Kreyol - Let's Speak Hatian Creole

Author: Joseph J Charles

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 125728780X

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Sak Pase N-ap Boule Textbook is designed to help beginning and intermediate learners of Haitian Creole get the support they need with the grammar, vocabulary, exercises and phonology of the language. The lessons cover various topics such as daily Haitian life, disaster relief language, medical terms, family interactions, community life, shopping, medical care and polite or appropriate communication, schools and church activities.

Sélavi, That is Life

A Haitian Story of Hope

Author: Youme Landowne

Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press

ISBN: 1933693258

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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The true story of Selavi (“that is life”), a small boy who finds himself homeless on the streets of Haiti. He finds other street children who share their food and a place to sleep. Together they proclaim a message of hope through murals and radio programs. Now in paper, this beautifully illustrated story is supplemented with photographs of Haitian children working and playing together, plus an essay by Edwidge Danticat. Included in the 2005 ALA Notable Children’s Book List and the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. Youme Landowne is an artist and activist who has worked with communities in Kenya, Japan, Haiti, and Cuba to make art that honors personal and cultural wisdom. She makes her home in Brooklyn, New York, and rides her bike everywhere.

Farewell, Fred Voodoo

A Letter from Haiti

Author: Amy Wilentz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451644000

Category: History

Page: 352

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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, this is a brilliant writer’s account of a long, painful, ecstatic—and unreciprocated—affair with a country that has long fascinated the world. A foreign correspondent on a simple story becomes, over time and in the pages of this book, a lover of Haiti, pursuing the heart of this beautiful and confounding land into its darkest corners and brightest clearings. Farewell, Fred Voodoo is a journey into the depths of the human soul as well as a vivid portrayal of the nation’s extraordinary people and their uncanny resilience. Haiti has found in Amy Wilentz an author of astonishing wit, sympathy, and eloquence.

Black Skin, White Masks

Author: Frantz Fanon

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802197604

Category: History

Page: 240

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Few modern voices have had as profound an impact on the black identity and critical race theory as Frantz Fanon, and Black Skin, White Masks represents some of his most important work. Fanon’s masterwork is now available in a new translation that updates its language for a new generation of readers. A major influence on civil rights, anti-colonial, and black consciousness movements around the world, Black Skin, White Masks is the unsurpassed study of the black psyche in a white world. Hailed for its scientific analysis and poetic grace when it was first published in 1952, the book remains a vital force today from one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle, colonialism, and racial difference in history.

Making meaning, making change

participatory curriculum development for adult ESL literacy

Author: Elsa Auerbach,Center for Applied Linguistics,National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education,ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics

Publisher: Delta Systems Co Inc

ISBN: 9780937354797

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 142

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Listen, Listen

Author: Phillis Gershator,Alison Jay

Publisher: Barefoot Books

ISBN: 9781846860843

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Illustrations and rhyming text explore the sights and sounds of nature in each season of the year.

Spanish for Mental Health Professionals

A Step by Step Handbook

Author: Deborah E. Bender,Christina A. Harlan,Linda K. Ko,Irwin Stern

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826341310

Category: Psychology

Page: 124

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This book and CD package is similar in design to other books in the Paso a Paso Series for Health Care Professionals. This package is specifically for mental health workers attempting to break through language and cultural barriers between English- and Spanish- speaking participants. The suggested application is a small group setting in the workplace in which a fluent Spanish speaker serves as a facilitator at one hour sessions held once a week. The learner is expected to work daily on exercises and practice listening and responding to the CD. The premise is that the beginning learner will not be alone in a situation where a conversation is beyond their ability; the novice speaker will be part of a team and will acquire greater competency through active, on-the-job speaking and listening. All too often non-English-speaking newcomers are isolated, separated from the family support systems they once enjoyed in their native countries. They are overwhelmed and don't realize assistance is available to address the depression, anger, and frustration they are feeling. This handbook and CD set will help mental health and social workers reach across the language barriers to help their clients.

Haiti and Trans-Caribbean Literary Identity

Author: Emilio Jorge Rodríguez

Publisher: House of Nehesi

ISBN: 9780913441589

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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Literary Nonfiction. Caribbean Studies. Bilingual edition. Translated from the Spanish by María Teresa Ortega. "With an alert look at the secret rhizomatic connections of Haiti's cultural legacy, this keen and excellent book discloses important areas of convergence of the peoples in the region."—Margarita Mateo Palmer "In this work, we have a remarkable collection of essays on comparative literature in which principles have been renewed and implementation adapted to our Caribbean context."—Maximilien LarocheHaiti and Trans-Caribbean Literary Identity/Haiti y la transcaribe¤idad literaria Haiti and Trans-Caribbean Literary Identity/Haiti y la transcaribenidad literaria

A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution

Author: Jeremy D. Popkin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405198206

Category: History

Page: 202

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This book offers students a concise and clearly written overview of the events of the Haitian Revolution, from the slave uprising in the French colony of Saint–Domingue in 1791 to the declaration of Haiti s independence in 1804. Draws on the latest scholarship in the field as well as the author s original research Offers a valuable resource for those studying independence movements in Latin America, the history of the Atlantic World, the history of the African diaspora, and the age of the American and French revolutions Written by an expert on both the French and Haitian revolutions to offer a balanced view Presents a chronological, yet thematic, account of the complex historical contexts that produced and shaped the Haitian Revolution

Games for Actors and Non-Actors

Author: Augusto Boal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134498519

Category: Games

Page: 336

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Games for Actors and Non-Actors is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal. It sets out the principles and practice of Boal's revolutionary Method, showing how theatre can be used to transform and liberate everyone – actors and non-actors alike! This thoroughly updated and substantially revised second edition includes: two new essays by Boal on major recent projects in Brazil Boal's description of his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company a revised introduction and translator's preface a collection of photographs taken during Boal's workshops, commissioned for this edition new reflections on Forum Theatre.