Goals of the project:to improve the teachers’ and students’ English skills and to promote understanding, mutual respect, and good relations between Haitian and Dominican youth andEnglish teachers.<br />
Funders<br />English Specialist Program<br />Office of Public Diplomacy, Port-au-Prince, Haiti<br />Office of Public Diplomacy, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic<br />
Participants<br />20 Haitian and 20 Dominican students, aged between 14 and 17 from the border region.<br />English levels from false beginner to low intermediate.<br /> English was the only common language, studied in schools in both Haiti and the DR.<br /><ul><li> 5 Haitian and 4 Dominican English teachers from the border region.
Interviews:</li></ul> What do you eat for breakfast?<br /> What do you wear to school?<br /> What’s your favorite music, sport, etc? <br />
Self-portrait<br />Line 1: your first name<br />Line 2: 4 words that describe you<br />Line 3: relationship to someone, (mother of __, son of __, friend of_______)<br />Line 4: speaker of _____ (languages you speak)<br />Line 5: who loves (name 3 things)<br />Line 6: who dislikes (name 3 things)<br />Line 7: who would like to see<br /> (name 3 things/places/people)<br />Line 8: your profession<br />Line 9: your last name<br />Susan<br />Short and stout, open-minded and friendly,<br />Mother of Daniel and Stephanie,<br />Speaker of English, French and a bit of Creole,<br />Who loves friends and snow and grandchildren,<br />Who dislikes mosquitoes, liver and presentations<br />Who would like to see Cuba and the TajMahal and Nelson Mandela<br />Teacher<br />Renaud<br />
Outcomes<br />We in the DR have a lot in common with the Haitians.<br />This was the first time for me to meet people who live close to me and I discovered that we could get along and make friends with each other.<br />The people of the world are equal and we have the same capacity to learn<br />I learned how to live with others without worrying about their race or color.<br />All people are my brothers and sisters<br />Friends are more important than circumstances<br />Race, skin color are not important<br />because in the end all are equal<br />