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429: Haitian Prejudices: Chery replies to Vedrine (fwd)

From: Ralph Chery <raool@colba.net>

 Haitians living in the States master English faster since they are immersed
in the language; the media ,work,etc. is all conducted in English. Also, for
new immigrants ,it is taught as a second language, something that is not
done in the case of French in Haiti.
The teaching of languages in Haiti is very theoretical. As someone who's
done half of his studies in Canada and the other half in Haiti, I can
compare the two systems.I observed  that oral expression is not particularly
encouraged in Haitian schools. Some educators don't realize that practice
makes perfect.

Ralph Chery