Tag: Haiti

Haiti’s Government Backs Native Kreyòl Language

Haiti has two official languages; French and the French-based Hatian Kreyòl. Until recently, education in Haiti was conducted with French as the primary language of instruction, despite the French language being spoken only by an elite 10% of the population. Quality education in Haiti was only available to very few because of this socio-economic language barrier, with many teachers...

Language Aid for Haiti

California's Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) is providing thousands of language "survival" products to U.S. forces assisting relief operations in Haiti. Out of the nearly 20,000 language products that have been shipped, most are going to SOUTHCOM and the 18th Airborne Corps out of Fort Bragg. These products are designed to give ...