Haitian Creole & Francophone Courses
at the University of Florida
Assistant Professor: Benjamin Hebblethwaite,
hebble@ufl.edu


Ben's Homepage | Syllabi | Songbook | Class Notes | Class Journals | Culture Activities | Comics| UF Links | Links
The Gospel of Thomas in English, Haitian Creole and French, Classic Editions 2005

New links for Spring, 2013
Syllabus for Introduction to Haitian Vodou
Syllabus for Haitian Culture and Society

Links for Fall, 2012
Syllabus for Intermediate HC HAI 2200
Syllabus for HC Linguistics HAT 3700/LIN 4930/AFA 3930


New links for Spring, 2012
Syllabus for HAI 2201
Syllabus for Introduction to Haitian Vodou (HAI 3930; REL 4936; LAS 3930; ANT 3930)
Haitian Vodou study notes for weeks 1 and 2
Haitian Vodou study notes for weeks 3 and 4

Vodou Midterm Study Sheet

Links for Fall, 2011:
First three Chapters of Restavek
Syllabus for HAI 2200 (Note this is preliminary: please signal any errors in week 1)
Midterm Study Notes for Restavek 2011
First chapter of Woben Lakwa

Final exam notes for Woben Lakwa NEW NEW NEW 

Final notes for La linguistique de la chanson francaise
Syllabus for
La linguistique de la chanson française

Midterm notes for La linguistique de la chanson francaise

Old links for Summer, 2011:
HAI 3930 Haitian Creole for Disaster Relief CLASSNOTES FOR THE FINAL EXAM!
HAI 3930 Haitian Creole for Disaster Relief CLASS NOTES!
HAI 3930 Haitian Creole for Disaster Relief SYLLABUS

Old Links for Spring, 2011

HAI 2201 Final Ginen file Ayibobo! Bilolo!
HAI 2201 Midterm Ginen file
HAI 2201 Midterm Severin file

FRE 4930 Midterm Damoiseau file

Spring 2011 Syllabi
Syllabus pour la linguistique comparative: 
le créole haïtien et le français


Syllabus for HAI 2201: Intermediate Haitian Creole



Old Links for Fall, 2010:
HAI 2200 MIDTERM STUDY NOTES

FINAL EXAM NOTES FOR HAI 2200

Syllabus for HAI 2200

      First reading for HAI 2200

Syllabus for HAT 3700

FINAL EXAM STUDY NOTES FOR HAT 3700 & LIN 4930

MIDTERM STUDY NOTES FOR HAT 3700 and LIN 4930

Old links for Spring, 2010:

Syllabus for HAI 2201 Intermediate Haitian Creole [seats still availale, contact hebble@ufl.edu to enroll]

Woben Lakwa Chapit 1 [Go to University Copy & More 1620 W. University to get your complete copy]

HAI 2201 MIDTERM STUDY NOTES

HAI 2201 FINAL STUDY NOTES

Syllabus for HAT 3564 Haitian Culture & Society [seats still available, contact hebble@ufl.edu to enroll]

MIDTERM 2010 STUDY NOTES

        Guidelines for writing good essays at UF

FINAL 2010 STUDY NOTES.PDF

Old links for Fall, 2009

Syllabus for La linguistique comparee: le creole et le francais

                La linguistique comparee: notes de classe

Syllabus for Introduction to Haitian Vodou

              Introduction to Haitian Vodou class notes

New links for Spring, 2009:

HAT 3700 Introduction to Haitian Creole Linguistics Final Exam Study Notes

HAI 2201 Dejean Study Notes

HAI 2201 Turnbull Proverbs Study Notes

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HAT 3700 Introduction to Haitian Creole Linguistics Midterm Study Notes

HAI 2201 Intermediate Haitian Creole Midterm Study Notes

   

   
     Intermediate Haitian Creole syllabus (HAI 2200)

     Haitian Culture and Society syllabus (HAT 3564)

     Karen Richman's article "Miami Money"

Ekip elèv ki te ede nou kreye Eskrab® nan kreyòl ayisyen

The picture above shows the Intermediate Haitian Creole students who helped
design the first proto-type of Haitian Creole Scrabble® at the University of Florida
in the fall semester of 2007. They are, from left to right, Leticia Casseus, Daphney
Pascal, Altina Fenelon, Merline Dieujuste (front), Theresa Murray (back),
Rachel Lucas (back), Mynoucka Lafalaise (front), Lenhs Louis, Maisha Champagne,
and Emmanuel Fortune.

You are invited to read their essays on Yves Dejean's (2006) masterpiece
Yon lekòl tèt anba nan yon peyi tèt anba and Haitian Creole Scrabble at the link below:


University of Florida's Journal of Intermediate Haitian Creole

Also click on the links below to read Occaisional Papers written in Haitian Creole and English
by UF's incredible community of undergraduate and graduate Haitianists:

Joanne Bartley's 2008 essay, Malarya (Note: this essay was written as an Independent Study).

Katherine Warwick's 2008 essay, Yon revi de enjenyè Ayisyen (Note: this essay was
written as an Independent Study).

A Haitian woman carries the Haitian Creole Bible
A Haitian woman carries a copy of the Haitian Creole Bible, Bib la, towards the alter
at a Catholic Mass in Banda Chita, a village in South-Eastern Haiti. The Haitian translation
of the Bible first appeared in 1985 with the spelling revised in 1999. Photo © Don Miller.
At UF we teach Standard Haitian Creole as found in Bib la.

Ben's Homepage
(CV, Teaching Evaluations, Haitian Creole Translation of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s
"I have a dream,"
Haitian Creole excerpts from the Dharmmapada, and more...)


The National Palace in Port-au-Prince
The above photo shows the Pal
è Nasyonal, "the National Palace," which is the
seat of the Haitian government's executive branch. The Pal
è Nasyonal is located
in downtown Port-au-Prince and is currently occupied by President René Préval.
Photo © Ben Hebblethwaite.


Haitian Creole Syllabi:

(Find NEW SPRING 2005 UF Haitian Creole class syllabi at the links below)
First Semester Haitian Creole: HAI 1130
.pdf
Second Semester Haitian Creole: HAI 1131.pdf

Forth Semester Haitian Creole: HAI 2201.pdf
HAI 3930 Haitian Culture and Socitey



Haitian Creole Promotional Flyer

Men gather to watch a cock fight
In this photo a group of men gather under a tree to watch a gagè, "a cockfight."
Gagè are typically held on a weekly basis (usually on Saturday or Sunday). Men
gather at a gagè to watch their roosters fight, to bet money, to drink and to
smoke. The gagè is an important leisure activity where men can enjoy themselves.
Women only seem to venture into the realm of the gagè to sell food and drinks
to the men. The culture and terminology of the gagè are extensive.
This photo is from rural South-Eastern Haiti. Photo © Don Miller.

Haitian Creole Songbook:

(Find the lyrics to songs listened to in Haitian Creole classes at the link below)

First, Second, Third and Forth Semester Songbook

A baker flattens bread
This photo shows a baker in Bèl Rivyè preparing his dough for baking. The device
he is using is designed to quickly flatten a large number of pieces. Photo © Don Miller.


Haitian Creole Class Notes:
(Copyright © 2003 Benjamin Hebblethwaite)
(Find Haitian Creole class notes and supplemental materials at the links below)


HAI 1130
:
First Semester Haitian Creole, Part 1 (PDF File) [Copyright 2004 Hebblethwaite - All non UF Creole instructors may use with permission]
HAI 1130 Exam I OCTOBER 4th, 2004 (.pdf)
HCI Exam II Review Notes (.pdf)[EXAM II REVIEW FOR 1ST SEMESTER HAITIAN CREOLE 11/10/2004]

Ti Koze sou Istwa Peyi d Ayti - Chapter 1 Vocabulary Notes
Ti Koze sou Istwa Peyi d Ayiti - Chapter 2 Vocabulary Notes
Ti Koze sou Istwa Peyi d Ayiti - Chapter 3 Vocabulary Notes
Ti Koze sou Istwa Peyi d Ayiti - Chapter 4 Vocabulary Notes
Ti Koze sou Istwa Peyi d Ayiti - Chapter 5 Vocabulary Notes
HCI Exam III Review Notes
HAI 1130 Final Exam Review.pdf [Exam on Wed., Dec. 15th at 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.]

HAI 1131:
Second Semester Haitian Creole (PDF File) [This is the updated version!!! Copyright 2004 Hebblethwaite - All non UF Creole instructors may use with permission]
HAI 1131 Exam I, February 14th, 2005 (.pdf)
HCII (HAI 1131) exam II review[EXAM II REVIEW FOR 2ND SEMESTER HAITIAN CREOLE 11/10/2004]

Ti Koze sou Istwa Peyi d Ayiti - Chapter 6 Vocabulary Notes
Ti Koze sou Istwa Peyi d Ayiti - Chapter 7 Vocabulary Notes
Ti Koze sou Istwa Peyi d Ayiti - Chapter 8 Vocabulary Notes
Ti Koze sou Istwa Peyi d Ayiti - Chapter 9 Vocabulary Notes
Ti Koze sou Istwa Peyi d Ayiti - Chapter 10 Vocabulary Notes

Ti Koze sou Istwa Peyi d Ayiti - Chapter 11 Vocabulary Notes
Ti Koze sou Istwa Peyi d Ayiti - Chapter 14 Vocabulary Notes
Ti Koze sou Istwa Peyi d Ayiti - Chapter 15 Vocabulary Notes
HCII (HAI 1131) final exam review.pdf [Exam on Mon., Dec 13th at 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.]

HAI 2200:
Third Semester Haitian Creole, Part 1 (PDF File)
HC2200 Exam2 Review (PDF File) [Mouche Defas Review for Exam on 11/9/2004]

HAI 2201:
Fourth semester Haitian Creole (Spring 2005)
Exam I ~ Friday, February 9, 2005
Exam II ~ Wednesday, March 30th, 2005 [NEW!!!]
Final Exam (Exam III), Friday, April 29th 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. [NEW!]

HAI 3930: Haitian Culture and Society
HAI 3930 Midterm Notes (Quiz 1 & 2 and new stuff combined) (PDF file) [2/23/05]
HAI 3930 Midterm Notes (Quiz 1 & 2 and new stuff combined) (word file) [2/23/05]
HAI 3930 Final Exam Notes [NEW 4/14/2005]

A parcel of farm land
This photo shows a small patch of farmland near Bèl Rivyè in South-Eastern Haiti. Note the
intermingling of crops and trees on this delicate parcel of land. Photo © Don Miller.


Haitian Creole Class Journals, Fall 2003:


People gather outside after Mass
This photo captures the scene after Mass outside of the chapel in Banda Chita
which is shown above in the uppermost photo. In Haiti female sellers set up food and
drink stands outside of churches on Sunday. In this photo they can be seen sitting under
the tree. Church goers socialize just outside the chapel and enjoy a cool beverage
or a snack before heading home. Notice how the woman in the white hat and
blue dress on the righthand side of the photo tenderly holds the younger man's hand
as she speaks with him. Holding hands is an important social practice and in the
rural context friendly feelings are enough for the gesture to emerge. Photo © Don Miller.


Haitian Creole Photographic Culture Module:

(This is an example of web-based instruction used in second semester Haitian Creole)

Public Haitian Creole: Graffiti, Advertising and other Messages: introduction
(a) Kilti ~ sitiyasyon fanm ann Ayiti
(b) Kilti ~ Mesay politik nan Ayiti 1
(c) Kilti ~ Mesay politik nan Ayiti 2
(d) Kilti ~ Mesay politik nan Ayiti 3
(e) Kilti ~ Piblisite ak lòt mesay ann Ayiti
Communicative follow up activity

The port town, Miragwann
This photo shows a view of the port city, Miragwann, which is located just 20
miles or so South of Port-au-Prince. The port in Miragwann serves as an important
auxilliary to Port-au-Prince's large import/export operations. The white structure
in the center of the photo is Miragwann's town hall. Notice that two friends are
shooting the breeze on the porch of the photo development studio. Photo © Don Miller.



Rural cemetery
This photo shows a cemetery located in South-Eastern Haiti. Notice that Haitians
tend to bury their dead in graves that are above the ground. Families will often purchase
a family tomb with separate compartments for individual members. This photo
calls to mind the Haitian proverb: Bèl antèman pa di paradi, "A beautiful
burial doesn't mean (the dead will go to) paradise," i.e. T'is better to live right than
to have the right burial.


Haitian Creole Comics:
(The link below will take you to Tim Markello's short comic. Comics could play an important part in the Haitian Creole literacy movement, but few exist)
Ekstraterès (Copyright © 2003 Tim Markello)
More coming soon...

Haitian freedom fighter
This photo features one of Haiti's most beloved statues. The statue of the Nèg Mawon,
'The Maroon Warrior,' honors the many Haitians who fled from slavery during
French colonial rule. These freedom fighters formed into armed units and took refuge
in remote mountainous regions. They raided and attacked plantations and colonial
outposts. They are seen as the founding fighters of Haitian independence, won in 1804.
In the statue, the warrior blows into a conch shell with his left hand in order to
communicate with other warriors. In his right hand he grips his weapon, a manchèt,
"machete." The statue is found in Port-au-Prince. Photo © Ben Hebblethwaite.


UF Links:
(The links below lead to UF sites related to Haitian Creole, the Caribbean and Latin American Studies)
Go to Benjamin Hebblethwaite's Haitian Creole Homepage
Go to Kiran Jayaram's Haitian Creole Homepage (Coming soon)
Back to the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures' Haitian Creole Page
Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida

Important Haitian Creole and French-based Creole Links:
(The links below lead to external sites related to Haitian Creole, the Caribbean and Latin American Studies)
Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University
The Indiana University Creole Institute
Voice of America in Haitian Creole (Listen to the news in Haitian Creole daily) [Listen to Creole Live!]
UMass Boston Summer Institute in Haitian Creole
Radyo Ginen [Listen to Creole Live!]
Radio France Internationale in Martiniquan Creole [Listen to Creole Live!]
Television Nationale d'Haiti

Haitian Online Businesses
Sakapfet.com
[Premier Haitian-American website for chat, shopping and news. Excellent customer service. Highly recommended]
Everything Haitian.com
Delta Records NYC [Great selection, good service]


hebble @ ufl edu
Last updated on September 19th, 2006
Grenadye alaso, sa ki mouri zafè a yo!
Boulèt fè se pousyè ~ Kapwa Lamò