Haitian Creole for Humanitarian Volunteers & Professionals – June 22 – July 1
For the second year in a row, Dartmouth College is offering a Haitian Creole Accelerated Language Program (ALPs) June 22 to July 1 2012, designed specifically for humanitarian professionals and volunteers that has a health focus. It will be run through Dartmouth’s Rassias Center for World Languages & Cultures, using Professor Rassias’s dynamic and effective method of language instruction which was originally developed for the Peace Corps. The program is quick yet rigorous and two levels, I: Beginner & II: Advanced Beginner/ Low Intermediate, will be offered this year.
Information & Application: http://rassias.dartmouth.edu/
Dartmouth Tuition Assistance: Please contact Donna Hill at the Rassias Center directly for inquiries about Dartmouth staff/ faculty tuition assistance: Donna.Lorraine.Hill@Dartmouth.
Review from Mike Woodworth, Dartmouth Medical Student IV and 2011 participant: “The Rassias accelerated language course in Haitian Creole was an invaluable step in preparing for 6 weeks of research and clinical work in Port Au Prince. In one week I was able to learn the basics of Creole that allowed me to interface with in-country nurses, doctors and medical students and function in limited clinical settings. Without hesitation, I can say that having this course hugely simplified our work of reviewing 4000 charts and my ability to learn as much as possible from patients and doctors about chronic and post-quake health issues in Port Au Prince. I’ll never forget the patients presenting with advanced AIDS and Tuberculosis that I met while working at GHESKIO, and hope to return to Haiti in the not too distant future for further clinical and research work.”