Haitian creole is one of the official languages of Haiti, an island situated about 700 miles southeast of Miami.
It is the first language of nearly 11 million people, many of which reside in the United States, Canada, France and various Caribbean Islands. In the state of Florida alone, Haitian creole is spoken by over 300,000 people.
UCF offers beginning courses in Haitian Creole
Why Study Haitian Creole?
- Haitian Creole is the third most spoken language in Florida.
- French and French Creole combined are the fourth most spoken languages of the United States.
- It is phonetic and does not have an overwhelming number of rules.
- In addition to learning the language, you will learn about and experience the beautiful Haitian culture including food, music, dance.
- Acquiring proficiency in Haitian creole is necessary to anyone who wishes to collaborate with the Haitian community and/or help facilitate or implement outreach programs.
- Employers’ demand for Haitian Creole speakers is high in all sectors of our community: Education, Translation, Social research, STEM, Business, Health, Government, Law and many more.