This program teaches literacy in the students’ native Creole language while at the same time teaching conversational English. The student population for this class is made up of economically disadvantaged Creole speaking Haitian women, recent émigrés who have never attended school anywhere. Students learn the alphabet in Creole and practice reading and writing. As they progress, they are introduced to the English alphabet, phonics, sight words, and writing exercises. As the students become proficient they are transitioned into an ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) class supplemented by Rosetta Stone lessons.

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