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How can I find a teacher to learn Mauritian Creole?

shiyina 15 Nov 2012

I am not based in Mauritius, so the lessons should be online and via email/chat. Thank you

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gices 16 Nov 2012

The majority of people don't find Creole to be a useful language, so there's no demand for its lessons. Therefore you'll have a hard time finding someone to teach you especially if you're seeking internet tuition.

Every Mauritian writes Creole in their own way and I think that's going to be a hurdle in your learning. If you're starting from scratch, I would advise you to learn written Creole as proposed by the Akademi Kreol Morisien. Please follow this link to familiarise yourself with the language.

Update : There's a small ebook about learning Kreol Morisien which you can download for free in PDF format. It has been prepared by Paul Choy, a British citizen who has come to settle in Mauritius and the book is a good start.

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shiyina 17 Nov 2012

thank you for sharing your thoughts. I know about the writing and am also aware the Creole is a changing language, but since it is being taught at schools now there should be some kind of teaching system... I hope ;-)

Thank you for the link, will read the paper.

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gelminaramen 29 Oct 2013

hello, shiyina, i graduated from the University of Mauritius this year and i completed my degree in French studies. I actively participated in the Kreol Mauricien Dictionnary and i can help you to learn our Kreol Mauricien.

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nickogrant 13 Oct 2014

NEED SOMEONE TO TEACH ME CREOLE MAURITIUS. I AM TERRIBLE LEARNER BE WARNED. ONLY ENGLISH SPEAKING. PLEASE HELP AS I WANT TO CONVERSE IF ONLY BASICALLY WITH MY MAURITIAN FRIEND. THANKS.

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Khush_Mendossa 15 Nov 2012

There doesn't exist any online course for Mauritian Kreole sorry.

But I can do one for you via email or on my personal blog if it's really important. It will be only basic stuffs.

Is it okay with you?

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shiyina 15 Nov 2012

That would be a beginning, thank you very much.
I had found a website with contact information for teachers who do lessons via Skype, phone, email... I tried to contact a few who teach French asking whether they also offer creole, but no answer so far...

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Khush_Mendossa 15 Nov 2012

Hmm. Is it urgent? Till when can you wait?

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shiyina 15 Nov 2012

It is not that urgent, but I would like to start soon...

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shiyina 16 Nov 2012

thank you... nice start! I keep searching for a teacher who can do lessons online via chat or Skype...

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Khush_Mendossa 16 Nov 2012

Welcome! If you want to have a 'lesson' via chat, go to this page and leave your contact. It will be a start as I've had formation how to teach using Kreol years ago.

Will continue updating the blog.

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Sagitarius 16 Nov 2012

I'm [very, I think] good at writing in Mauritian Kreol, but I'm not sure I'm good at teaching. But I can give a Kreol translation of any word or phrase if that can help. A blog (my preferred way of communicating) or a Facebook page might be more practical for this.

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Khush_Mendossa 16 Nov 2012

Why not help me put more stuff on the post? :) It's mostly transliteration of Kreol that is needed. Check the post here..

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shiyina 16 Nov 2012

I think this page will become very popular. While searching for a teacher and teaching material, I came across a lot of posts of people searching for phrase books and dictionaries...

I myself am looking for a professional teacher. I read Creole is being taught at schools in Mauritius now, so hopefully one of them will be free to teach a foreigner abroad as well...

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Sagitarius 17 Nov 2012

@Khush_Mendossa I'll visit that post from time to time, but I'm already very busy with my English blog, which has had a rather slow start. I'll put a 'Learn Kreol' page there which should help me be more regular with the blog. I already started a similar page two years ago. But it was on Weebly, with whose dashboard I was not happy- just like I'm not very happy with Blogger/blogspot- so I deleted it.

@shiyina you'll know your Kreol is good when you can read the posts on my main blog, Sagitarianblog which is presently the only one completely in Kreol....

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anonymous_4 17 Jan 2013

better learn french then you will understand creole automatically with time..

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