Syllabus for HAI 2200, Fall, 2008, UF N.b.: textbooks are sold at
Silabis pou kreybl ayisyen entemedye G. TI. Textbooks at the
Professor: Ben Hebblethwaite 3501 SW 2"d Av; (352) 374-4500
Office location: Dauer Hall, 363
Department location 301 Pugh Hall
Office hours: Monday 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. and Friday 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
and 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Contact information: hebble(Aufl.edu
Class website: http://web.clas.ufl.edu/users/hebble/
Equal rights statement: All activities in this class are open
to all persons with non-discrimination with respect to race,
creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation,
marital status, national origin, political opinions or
This class is taught in Haitian Creole because that is the best way to acquire and build
proficiency in the language. Our objective is to help develop your proficiency in speaking,
reading, writing and listening in Haitian Creole. Our goal is to accomplish this in a classroom
setting where communicative, form-focused and meaningful activities stimulate learning.
You will need to devote attention to cultivating your Haitian Creole at home. This will
involve reading the same material several times. You need to write new words down in complete
sentences, to read to yourself out-loud, to listen to and watch Haitian media.
In addition to the instruction of Haitian Creole, we examine aspects of Haitian culture,
society and Haitian songs.
I. Grade distribution:
(1) 10 % = Homework. NO LATE WORK ACCEPTED EXCEPT IF A VALID EXCUSE
(MEDICAL OR PERSONAL EMERGENCY NOTE INCLUDING PHONE NUMBER) IS STAPLED
TO THE HOMEWORK WHEN SUBMITTED. All homework checked for completion. Your name
and assignment information (book, page, etc.) is required.
(2) 20 % = Written assignments. NO LATE WORK EXCEPT IF A MEDICAL OR
EMERGENCY DOCUMENT (INCLUDING PHONE NUMBER) IS STAPLED TO THE WORK
SUBMITTED. Your essays must be typed with accents. A student will lose points if the
assignment is late. These assignments must be typed, .12 font, double-spaced with 1 inch
margins on all sides, and a 1 page in length.
(1) 1 page (3%)
(2) 1 page (3%)
(3) 1 page (3%)
(4) 1 page (3%)
(5) 1 page (3%)
(6) Final corrected version (5%)* = WED. DEC. 10
*The Final Version is the corrected version of installments 1-5. You must re-submit the 5
graded installments with the Final Version. You must use a dictionary to correct the
misspelled words in your essays. You need to highlight or type in boldface type all your
corrections. You cannot submit your essay after WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10
(3) 15 % = Quizzes. NO MAKE UP QUIZZES. Many of these are POP-QUIZZES. Quizzes
are based on the readings, lectures and discussions. No more than 8 given. Quizzes cannot be
(4) 10 % = 3 Class Presentations. NO MAKE UP FOR THE PRESENTATIONS
EXCEPT IF A MEDICAL OR EMERGENCY EXCUSE INCLUDING PHONE NUMBER IS
SUBMITTED. You will make a 10-minute presentations about the reading that is due on the day
of your presentation. If there are 2 readings, you should address both equally. Feel free to draw
parallels between readings!
(5) 15 % = Participation. Based on your classroom behavior (including punctual
arrival, your attendance, on your classroom volunteerism and cooperation, on your willingness to
practice Haitian Creole and on your comportment and treatment of others). If you are late or
absent, this will negatively impact your participation score. Roll call occurs at the beginning of
class; if you're not in class at roll call, you are considered absent. Also, no newspapers,
cellphones, or gadgets, please.
(6) 15 % = 1 Midterm Exams
(7) 15 % = Final Exam:
Total: 100%. Your grade is based on the sum total of your scores in the above 7 categories.
II. Required texts:
All these textbooks are available at: GTI textbooks, Creekside Mall, 3501 SW 2nd
Av; (352) 374-4500
1. Kadb, Jan WobL. 2002. Restav&k. Miami: Educa Vision.
2. Underzo, Albert. 2008. Gran kannal la. Martinique: Caraibeditions.
3. Auclair & Migeat. San Pid-Flanbwayan an. Martinique: Caraibeditions.
1. Valdman, Albert. 2007. Haitian Creole-English Bilingual Dictionary. Bloomington, Indiana:
2. Dejan, Iv (Dejean, Yves). 2006. Yon lekol t&t anba nan yon peyi t&t anba. Port-au-Prince:
Recommended listening in Haitian Creole:
The Voice of America from Washington D.C. provides Uncle Sam's take on the world three
times a day in Haitian Creole. These shows are broadcast all over Haiti. VOA in Creole is an
Students are expected to study the material in:
Yon lekol t&t anba nan yon peyi t&t anba
Haitian Creole-English Bilingual Dictionary
No late work policy
Sorry, no late work accepted except if a medical or emergency excuse is stapled to the
assignment when submitted. Failing to submit homework can significantly worsen your grade.
Students are expected to attend class daily. Students may take 3 unexcused
absences = 3 hours. Excessive unexcused absences and tardiness result in (drastic)
lowering of the participation score.
If a student is absent, he or she is expected to contact the instructor within 24 hours with
the reason for his or her absence. Medical treatment or a personal or family emergency are
grounds for an excused absence, a note including a contact phone number is required.
Working together communicatively
Since this class takes a communicative approach to the instruction of Haitian Creole,
finding the right balance between listening, reading, taking notes and talking with your partners
is an important part of working together. In order to maximize on the variety of in-class partners,
students should expect to work with different partners. Sometimes you will be asked to pair
with a new person. The communicative approach assumes that each student will provide
instructional input and feedback to her or his fellow classmates.
III. WRITING GUIDELINES
FOR 5 HOMEWORKS: Your homework may be handwritten or typed. You will write about
the given topic; see the program of topics at the end of the syllabus. You will be graded on
creativity, organization, spelling and accents, style, coherence, grammaticality and insight. 1
FOR 5 ESSAYS (plus final corrections). "Analysis of a class reading or class readings."
Your essay must be typed and include accents, etc. You will want a thesis statement
(your main idea) and a well organized essay, including an introductory paragraph and concluding
paragraph (note that a paragraph has at least 3 sentences).
You must write your essay using STANDARD HAITIAN CREOLE spelling as found in
the HCEBD dictionary in Smathers "counter K." DISREGARD OF STANDARD HAITIAN
CREOLE SPELLING RESULTS IN A LOWERING OF YOUR GRADE.
Each of the 5 assignments must be 1 page in length (TOTAL 5 PAGES). It must be typed.
You are expected to use a dictionary to check you spelling. You may also ask a native speaker to
look over your work and offer suggestions; however, you must be able to translate every word in
your essay into English without a dictionary.
You must do your own work.
IMPORTANT: The FINAL VERSION is the corrected version of installments 1-5. You
must turn the final version in stapled with the corrected versions. You must also
highlight or boldface all of your corrections. Failure to do so will result in the lowering
of your final draft grade.
Essays must be typed and double-spaced with 1 inch margins.
A paper version must be submitted. No e-mail submissions accepted.
Times New Roman .12 font must be used with appropriate accents (handwritten accents
are not accepted).
IV. ACCENTS IN MS WORD
In order to type accents in Microsoft Word follow these guidelines with you computer
1) For 6: Push Ctrl + at the same time (' is the key with on
top), let go and next push e and this produces e
2) For 6: Push Ctrl +' at the same time, let go and next push o
and this produces 6
3) For A: Push Ctrl +' at the same time, let go and next push a
and this produces A
Citations from outside sources (printed or electronic) are strongly recommended and should be
accompanied by appropriate bibliographical references. Example:
Author. Year of publication. Title of book. City of publisher: Publisher.
Article in journal, magazine, etc.:
Author. Year of publication. Title of article. Name of source, Issue of publication, pages
Class web site
A web site is presently available to students. Under the section "Class Notes" you will
find all class notes available in a PDF file. Links to Haitian Creole intemet radio programs, a
Haitian Creole comic, a translation of Martin Luther King, Jr., and more are available. Students
are urged to make use of the supplemental material. Reviewing class notes can be excellent exam
review. Point your browser to:
Academic Honesty Guidelines
Academic honesty and integrity are fundamental values of the University community. An
academic honesty offense is defined as the act of lying, cheating, or stealing academic
information so that one gains academic advantage. Any individual who becomes aware of a
violation of the Honor Code is bound by honor to take corrective action.
Violations of the Academic Honesty Guidelines include but are not limited to:
C icarnug. The improper taking or tendering of any information or material which shall be
used to determine academic credit. Taking of information includes copying graded homework
assignments from another student; working with another individuals) on graded assignments or
homework; looking or attempting to look at notes, a text, or another student's paper during an
Plagiarism. The attempt to represent the work of another as the product of one's own
thought, whether the other's work is oral or written (including electronic), published or
unpublished. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, quoting oral or written materials without
citation on written materials or in oral presentations; submitting work produced by an on-line
translation service or the translation feature of an on-line dictionary as your own.
Misrepresentation. Any act or omission with intent to deceive a teacher for academic
advantage. Misrepresentation includes lying to a teacher to increase your grade; lying or
misrepresenting facts when confronted with an allegation of academic honesty.
Bribery, Conspiracy, Fabrication. For details see below.
The UF Honor Code states:
"We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves
andour peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity."
On all work submitted for credit the following pledge is either required or implied:
"On my honor I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this
Violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action according to the judicial process.
For more details go to: http://ww. dso. ufl. edu/iudicial/academic. htm
Students with disabilities
Students with disabilities must register with the Dean of Students office. Contact the
Assistant Dean of Students/Director of the Disability Resources Program at:
P202 Peabody Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-5055
Phone (352) 392-1261 (V), 392-3008 (TDD)
For stress, emotional and psychological support, please contact the Counseling Center at:
301 Peabody Hall
Phone (352) 392-1575
If you need this syllabus in an alternate format, please speak to Ben.
Syllabus for Intermediate Haitian Creole (HAI 2200), UF,
Fall, 2008, Department of World Languages and Cultures
Monday, August 25
Wednesday, August 27
Friday, August 29
Monday, September 1
Wednesday, September 3
Friday, September 5
Monday, September 8
Wednesday, September 10
Friday, September 12
Monday, September 15
Wednesday, September 17
Friday, September 19
Monday, September 22
Wednesday, September 24
Friday, September 26
Monday, September 29
Wednesday, October 1
Friday, October 3
Monday, October 6
Wednesday, October 8
Friday, October 10
Monday, October 13
Wednesday, October 15
Friday, October 17
Entwodiksyon Presentations (Sign-up):
Restavek 7-12; HMWK 1: Dekri ete ou a.
LABOR DAY ~ NO CLASS
Restavek chapit 2
Restavek chapit 3, chapit 4; HMWK 2: Ekri yon 'anons' pou
jwenn yon menaj.
Restavek chapit 5
Restavek 36-44; Gran kannal la, 5-6
Restavek 45-53; Gran kannal la, 7-10
HMWK 3: Ki teknoloji oubyen lide kapab transf6me Ayiti?
Restavek chapit 8
Restavek 66-74 (9); Gran kannal la, 11-14;
Restavek 75-80 (9); Gran kannal la, 15-18; HMWK 4: Ki avantaj
ki genyen ak franse oubyen krey6l nan lek6l ann Ayiti?
Restavek 81-90 (10); Gran kannal la, 19-22;
Restavek 91-98 (10); Gran kannal la, 23-26;
Essay 1: Ekri ese ou a sou Restavek chapit 10: ki pwoblkm ki
genyen nan lek6l an Ayiti? (Must be typed; 1 page, double-spaced)
Restavek 99-106 (11)
Gran kannal la, 27-29; HMWK 5: Ki jan ou vie change lavi ou a?
Restavek 107-112 (11); Gran kannal la, 30-32;
STUDENT EXAM PREPARATION PRESENTATIONS
STUDENT EXAM PREPARATION PRESENTATIONS
Restavek, 113-117 (12); Gran kannal la, 33-36;
Restavek, 118-125 (12); Gran kannal la, 37-40
Restavek 125-130 (13); Gran kannal la, 41-44
Restavek 130-136 (13); Gran kannal la, 45-50; Essay 2: Sa ou
panse sou Gran kannal la? Eske bann desine bon pou elv?
Poukisa? Eske krey6l Gwadloup/Matinik difisil pou ou? Poukisa
ayisyen ak ayisyanis yo kapab konprann krey6l sa yo?
Monday, October 20
Wednesday, October 22
Friday, October 24
Monday, October 27
Wednesday, October 29
Friday, October, 31
Monday, November 3
Wednesday, November 5
Friday, November 7
Monday, November 10
Wednesday, November 12
Friday, November 14
Monday, November 17
Wednesday, November 19
Friday, November 21
Monday, November 24
Wednesday, November 26
Friday, November 28
Monday, December 1
Wednesday, December 3
Friday, December 5
Monday, December 8
Wednesday, December 10
Restavek chapit 14
Restavek 149-155 (15); San Pie-Flanbwayan an, 9-14
HOMECOMING (NO CLASS)
Restavek, 156-162 (15); San Pie-Flanbwayan an, 15-19
Restavek chapit 16; San Pie-Flanbwayan an, 20-25
Restavek, 170-177 (17); San Pie-Flanbwayan an, 26-30
Restavek, 178-183 (17); San Pie-Flanbwayan an, 31-34
Essay 3: Ekri yon ti ese sou enp6tans eskrab krey6l ayisyen. Ki
avantaj eskrab genyon sou domino, pa egzanp?
Restavek, 184-190 (18); San Pie-Flanbwayan an, 35-39
Restavek, 190-194 (18); San Pie-Flanbwayan an, 40-44; Essay 4:
dekri sitiyasyon lavi ayisyen ki vini Ozetazini; reflechi sou
eksperyans B6bi Ozetazini.
Restavek, 195-200 (18); San Pie-Flanbwayan an, 45-50
Restavek, 200-205 (19); San Pie-Flanbwayan an, 51-55
Restavek, 205-210 (19); San Pie-Flanbwayan an, 56-60; Essay 4:
Nan ese sa a ou lib; ou kapab ekri sa ou vie sou nenp6t sije, men
f6k li bon!
Restavek, 211-217 (19); San Pie-Flanbwayan an, 61-65
San Pie-Flanbwayan an, 66-75; Dejean;
San Pie-Flanbwayan an, 76-86; Dejean;
San Pie-Flanbwayan an, 87-96; Dejean;
THANKSGIVING (NO CLASS)
San Pie-Flanbwayan an, 97-106; Dejean;
San Pie-Flanbwayan an, 107-117; Dejean Essay 5: ekri yon ese
sou San Pie-Flanbwayan oswa Dejean oswa toulede an menm tan.
STUDENT EXAM PREPARATION PRESENTATIONS
STUDENT EXAM PREPARATION PRESENTATIONS
FINAL EXAM; All 5 Revised Essays Due with Corrections