Want to Learn Haitian Creole [Recommended Books]

A few recommended books for folks wanting to learn Haitian Creole:

Pimsleur Haitian Creole

Pimsleur Haitian Creole [Audio CD]

Compact Haitian Creole, a stand-alone 10-lesson (5 hours) program, teaches beginning language strategies for essential communication and traveling needs, plus an introduction to reading.

These CDs are particularly useful if you don’t already speak French.

Creole Made Easy

Creole Made Easy (Paperback)

A simple introduction to Haitian Creole for English speaking people. Sixteen easy lessons cover the basic elements of Creole grammar and how to pronounce Creole words. The lessons include simple exercises and translation keys. A thorough up to date dictionary of over 4600 words Creole to English and English to Creole word translations is included. A 2 CD set pronunciation guide is available separately.

Ann Pale Kreyol

Ann pale kreyòl

Ann pale kreyòl is a comprehensive set of teaching materials designed to provide learners with a thorough grounding in the sounds, grammar, and vocabulary of Haitian Creole. It includes 25 chapters, each containing dialogue materials, grammar sections, and extensive practice materials progressing from drill to communicative activities. Also included is a guided introduction to the official spelling system, varied listening comprehension sections, keyed exercises, and reading selections covering aspects of Haitian geography and history. The book is illustrated with many line drawings; a 1200 word Creole-English glossary is appended.