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NYU Offers Manhattan Students Haitian Creole

Ayanna Legros receiving instruction from Professor Wynnie Lamour. Photo credit: Maya Earls

Ayanna Legros receiving instruction from Professor Wynnie Lamour. Photo credit: Maya Earls

By Maya Earls

On an overcast Monday, nine students offered a cheerful, “Bonjou” as they passed their professor. Each student found a chair around a long wooden table and opened his or her textbook to the previous night’s assignments. From the outside, the Haitian Creole class appeared like any other college course. However, with this fall being the first time New York University (NYU) offered the language, every class meeting was an experiment.

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Maya Earls

Maya Earls

Originally from Richmond, Va. I am now living in upper Manhattan while completing my Master's degree in Journalism at Columbia University. In the past, I have written stories on a wide range of topics, including political elections, music concerts and snowboarding competitions. When I'm not writing, I enjoy exploring the city and trying out new restaurants.
Maya Earls
October 29, 2015

About Author

Maya Earls

Maya Earls Originally from Richmond, Va. I am now living in upper Manhattan while completing my Master's degree in Journalism at Columbia University. In the past, I have written stories on a wide range of topics, including political elections, music concerts and snowboarding competitions. When I'm not writing, I enjoy exploring the city and trying out new restaurants.


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