Hola, tout moun! Caribbean Yard Campus offers attractive language package for learners

Since physical travel remains risky in these times, Caribbean Yard Campus is offering an inclusive package of virtual education and Caribbean tours in its Rainy Season Programme 2021.

Many of us may have ‘done Spanish’ at some level in school, yet cannot speak the language. The course ‘Vamos a Hablar’ is designed to address this challenge, as well as introduce Spanish to those with no prior knowledge of the language. In addition to aural and speaking practice, participants will virtually visit Cuba, Panama and other countries with Spanish-speaking Caribbean communities.

Photo: The flags of Spain (left) and France.

‘Now You See Me’: Preserving Community Memory affords a similar span of experience in the field of cultural and heritage preservation. This course will help community groups and individuals needing to research, document, preserve and develop their own histories and heritage resources.

In collaboration with the National Archives of Trinidad and Tobago and St Lucia’s Monsignor Patrick Anthony Folk Research Centre, the course integrates the experiences of other Caribbean institutions engaged in projects of heritage preservation.

Two other courses will be conducted by our member yards. Planting People: Holistic Agro-Based Livelihoods promotes principles of integrated farming, backyard gardening or small-scale crop production and environmentally conducive planting systems. This course is offered by Dr Shango Alamu of the Caura Valley Agro-Economics Institute.

‘Vini Apwann Patwa Trinidad’ is organized by multi-lingual teacher Mr Nnamdi Hodge, who runs the Trinidad Patois yard known as Tout Bagay Patwa. As the name suggests, if you’re interested in another language of our Caribbean heritage, you’ll find it at Tout Bagay Patwa.

For more information and registration, call (868)355-0966 or visit www.caribbeanyardcampus.org.

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