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  • Pawòl Lakay "Second Edition" (Book and CD)

Pawòl Lakay "Second Edition" (Book and CD)

by Frenand Leger



Cat # BCD654-2

Haitian-Creole Language
and Culture for
Beginner and Intermediate Learners

    Pawòl Lakay is a complete first and second year set of Kreyòl materials designed for beginners and intermediate learners at the college level. It is the most comprehensive resource for the teaching and learning of Kreyòl available on the market. This textbook adopts a pragmatic approach to the teaching of language: emphasizing the value of communicative competence, functional language use, and conversational effectiveness.

     Pawòl Lakay takes into consideration the most recent research findings, new theories and methods in foreign language teaching. It is designed in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the ACTFL National Standards for Foreign Language Education. Pawòl Lakay meets the five “Cs" of the national standards for foreign languages which are: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. Pawòl Lakay provides students with the opportunity to learn more than the Kreyòl language. Every chapter of Pawòl Lakay is made up of four lessons and a dossier with socio-historical and cultural information including Haitian proverbs. The dossiers provide substantial information on an aspect of Haitian culture and society related to the theme of the chapter. It allows students to explore in greater depth the topics taught in the chapter while promoting cultural analysis and cross-cultural comparisons. Includes 3 CDs. 

     Frenand Léger is an instructor in the Department of French at Carleton University who has taught French and Haitian Creole for 13 years. He is a member of the Creole Academy of Haiti. Before joining Carleton in 2016, he taught French and Haitian Creole at Indiana University while completing his M.A. in foreign language education. In 2016, he received his Ph.D. in French literature at University of Toronto where he also taught a number of French language and literature courses. His thesis examines interactions between Creole orality and French writing in Francophone Haitian literary short stories. It concentrates on a substantial body of fictional works written by major Haitian novelists and short story writers from the nineteenth century to the present day. A central part of his thesis is the study of the close relation between journalism and literature through a specific type of short narrative referred to as “lodyans” in Haitian Creole. 

ISBN Number: 9781584327788