Haiti Reconstruction

Rebuilding Haiti must start from the ground up, with agricultural education

Creole Language Resources

Speaking and understanding a little Creole is important when working with Haitians. (Pale e konprann yon ti Kreyol important travay ak ayisien yo.)


 There are a lot of good resources out there.


Ann Pale Kreyol

One of the best resources for learning Creole is Ann Pale Kreyol (Let's Speak Creole) by Albert Valdman from Indiana University. It is a paper book and audio. It can be ordered from:


There is also a pdf version that can be downloaded for free from:



Practical Haitian-Creole Course


Pawol Lakay
Haitian Creole Language and Culture for Beginner and Intermediate Learners


Survival Creole

This work is intended as a brief, practical guide for English Speakers in Haiti on a short-term basis.

This and other great resources including medical dictionaries are available for free download at:



Medical Translation

In addition to the ones above:

Haitian Creole for Health Care/Kreyòl Ayisyen pou Swen Sante

free download:

Educavison also publishes a paper English Creole Medical Dictionary and other health publications.



free download of medical phrasebook at:



 There are a lot of Creole Dictionaries out there. The one I bought is:

English Haitian Creole two way Word to Word Dictionary
Fequiere Vilsaint and Jean-Evens Berret 

Free dictionary download at:



Great mostly Creole to English dictionary for the more advanced student at:


Other Specialized dictionaries

English/Haitian-Creole Science Dictionary


other math/science dictionaries and glossaries in Creole:



Educational Resources
Creole textbooks:


Please add more resources!


Comment by Robert Fairchild on April 19, 2011 at 6:51am
Comment by Sylvia Hegi on May 22, 2011 at 2:05am
I bought the Ann Pale Kreyol from Indiana university and the audio was very poor quality recording making it difficult to understand the proper pronunciation of words. And the translations in the book made my Haitian friends laugh. It was a total waste of 130usd. a good basic short course can be bought from Primsleur for 29.95
Comment by Robert Fairchild on May 23, 2011 at 8:48am


 Sorry you didn't like APK. It's a long course with depth not a short course with the basics. It's the text book that my American Sisters hosts in Haiti use for all their long term volunteers.

 Why not send it back?


Comment by Robert Fairchild on June 1, 2011 at 7:23pm

Complete works of Emmanuel W. VEDRINE


Œuvres complètes y compris œuvres sur le créole haïtien
Zèv konplè enkli zèv sou kreyòl ayisyen
Complete works including works on Haitian Creole

(1990 - 2010)
20 Years of Research & Publications focusing on Haiti and on Haitian Creole



FLORE & FAUNE (Flora & Fauna)
(Réf. dans An annotated bibliography On Haitian Creole) (61 entries).


Comment by Robert Fairchild on June 16, 2011 at 3:32pm


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