CREOLE 1038 Basic Writing and Reading Skills for Heritage Speakers
3 hours, 1 hour multimedia laboratory; 3 credits. Prerequisite: permission of the chairperson.
Fundamentals of writing and reading for students whose knowledge of Arabic is limited to spoken communication. Emphasis on spelling, word order, and verb tenses, based on authentic literary and nonliterary texts. Practice in written self-expression. Qualifies as a LOTE (Language Other Than English) course for Pathways College Option purposes.
Linguistic Autobiography Essay and Oral Presentation
In the first full week of classes students hand in a 2-3 page autobiographical essay in which they narrate their experience with the language and explain their expectations of the class. The essay is written in Haitian Creole or (a mixture of Haitian Creole and English). And oral presentation will follow.
As part of this assignment students will create a story map where they will mark their country of origin, or the countries where their parents and ancestors came from. The map will add a visual element to your linguistic autobiography by highlighting your family ancestry and your relationship to the heritage language.