Should Haiti's kids learn in Creole rather than French?


Children in schools in Haiti should be taught in Creole - not French - according to a number of linguists.

They argue that only a small elite in Haiti speak French fluently, and this leaves the majority of children struggling to learn, and left behind.

Michel DeGraff is professor of linguistics based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He told the BBC World Service's Lawrence Pollard that he thinks it is time to lift the stigma around Creole in Haiti's schools.

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