Site Meter Learn Kreyol (Haitian Creole): April 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

30. Haïti-Référence Online Dictionary

The website Haïti-Référence provides an online dictionary--thanks to a user of this site for suggesting it.
Users can either look at a list of words with entries alphabetized in Kreyol (Creole), or can look up a word or phrase in English-Kreyol or Kreyol-English search. The dictionary boasts 8,755 words.
One nice feature is that for any word entered, multiple possible synonyms in the other language are provided.
Haïti-Référence is a site housed in Boston. Beyond the Kreyol-English dictionary, most of the site is in French, and provides what it promises--reference information on Haiti.

29. More Haitian Creole internet-streamed radio stations

In Resource 19, a radio station out of Boston is listed. In addition, Live 365 at provides access, some of it free, to a variety of radio stations out of Haiti and in Haitian American communities in the United States. One of these stations that more consistently plays Haitian music is at Konpa Mix Radio. Many of the stations broadcast music and/or talk in Kreyol (Haitian Creole); many are bilingual with French too.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

28. Haitian Creole language web TV (Tele Image)

Tele Image is a web-streamed, web-based TV news & news-entertainment station that also broadcasts on cable in some east coast United States markets. Much of the footage is in Kreyol (Haitian Creole). Because of the visual context of some of the news reporting, and being able to read lips & see gestures, this may be a much more accessible way to practice listening & reinforce vocabulary and grammar than the audio-only programming suggested in others posts on this site.

Programming sources vary, and some speakers speak French and English instead of Kreyol (Haitian Creole), or most commonly move fluidly among the three. There is some footage of post-2010 earthquake Haiti. Technical quality of sound and image varies. I found that my Firefox browser on a mac repeatedly crashed when using the site, but I was able to watch the footage consistently when using Safari. I haven't tested it yet in a Windows environment.