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- July 2018 “Teacher of the Session” Winner
Mr. Patrick Lafosse has been selected as the winner of the as the winner of the July 2018 Teacher of the Session,
the second such recognition to be awarded to a teacher at the Haitian-American Institute.
The certificate has already been exchanged, and Mr. Lafosse expressed enthusiasm about this new recognition that takes into account the number of classes and students per class, punctuality, attendance, and overall performance in the classroom.
The Head of the Academic Department, Mr. Joseph, congratulates Mr. Lafosse.
- Package Deal Seeds have Sprouted
The first annual Package Deal Program for youngsters aged 8 to 11 and young adults aged 12 to 16 years has come and gone. Everyone is the richer for it and already looking forward to next year’s Package Deal with a great deal of eagerness.
Like an educational version of summer camp, the Package Deal enrichment program kept all 31 participants engaged
with 2 hours of English classes, a nutritious lunch, “Between the Covers” literary club, and other fun activities such as board and sporting games, dancing and a talent show.
Conceived by Haitian-American Institute President Mrs. Patricia Convery and coordinated by Mrs. Jocelyne Rose Menard, a teacher, the program was a huge success and received extensive help from the entire IHA-HAI family of staff.
- Second New Horizons Raffle A Success!
The second New Horizons Raffle was held to a packed house on August 2, 2018. Here are the lucky winners!
First Prize winner WHISTLANDE PELAGE received a scholarship for the October 2018 session.
Second Prize winner GLADIMY DEMEILLE won a giant 110-cup coffee maker.
Third Prize winner KESHIA GIOVANA JENAT won an LL Bean backpack and a lunch box.
Congratulations to all of the winners!
Thank you to all who participated, along with HAI President Mrs. Convery, Director General Mr. David, Head of Academic Department Mr. Joseph, guest Joel Trimble and all those who made the second New Horizons Raffle drawing a fun event.
- Teacher’s Workshop: Let’s Get Better for a Better HAIThe second annual teacher’s workshop was held at the HAI in the beginning of June as part of a yearly event to hone the skills of the Haitian-American Institute’s “finest of the fine,” as HAI President Mrs. Convery refers to the teachers of the oldest established English language institute in Haiti.
Much effort was put into the planning, organization and execution of the workshop, entitled LET’S GET BETTER FOR A BETTER HAI, and which was led by HAI Academic Head Mr. Kennel Joseph. Many topics were covered, including grammar, method, and other stimulating and diverse activities.
During the first 45 minutes of the workshop, Mr. Joseph did three fun activities related to pronunciation. From 10 a.m. to 11:30, the teachers were grouped acccording to the levels they usually teach and were tasked with changing or making changes to some exams. From 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., the teachers were tasked with writing a syllabus for our SPOKEN ENGLISH and PRACTICAL ENGLISH CLASSES. Also, the interview questions at the end of these classes in lieu of final exams were prepared and standardized so as to serve as guidelines for any other teachers willing to teach them. At the end of the workshop, teachers took turns sharing with their peers some vocabulary and grammar games.
It was a successful workshop. Mr. Joseph could not have been any happier for its success.
- Two Artists’ Tribute to the HAI’s #75HAI President Mrs. Patricia Convery (center) meets with the two artistswho painted a lovely tribute to the Haitian-American Institute in honor of its 75th anniversary last year: Mr. Ralphe Junior Labrousse (on the left) and Mr. Mictyl Sanon (on the right). Both of the multi-talented artists are also learning English at the HAI. We appreciate their artistry and school spirit!
- Summer Enrichment Program for Young Adults is Here!
The Haitian-American Institute is the place this Summer for children and young adults aged 8 through 16 to learn English. In addition to the regular Summer Weekday Young Adults program, we are offering a Special Summer Session in the form of a Package Deal that will keep the young students busy with exciting, structured and memorable activities.
From Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., students will enjoy a nutritious lunch, English and Math classes, movies, games and interactive activities.
These Summer Weekday Young Adults programs begin July 10 and run through August 31, 2018. Registration is open now, sign up today!
For more information, please see the flyer below, in French and English, and visit the class page by clicking here.
- Summer Enrichment Program for Young Adults
On Saturday, May 5, a meeting was held for parents outside the D-LICIOUS Snackbar to outline the Summer Enrichment Program for Young Adults.
Many parents came with much enthusiasm and interest in the special PACKAGE DEAL program that begins on 10 July and runs through 24 August.
We are still working on the details of this Summer Enrichment Program which will incorporate new ideas to make this a rewarding experience for everyone involved.
More to follow!
- New Horizons Raffle Huge Success
On Thursday, April 26, 2018, HAI President Mrs. Convery, Director General Mr. David,
Head of Academic Department Mr. Joseph, distinguished Member of the Board Dr. Mathurin, and honored guest Mr. Joel Trimble conducted the first ever New Horizons Raffle at the Haitian-American Institute. The raffle came together smoothly and was initiated to honor the Haitian-American Institute’s 76th year of service to the community.
First place winner received a Chromebook laptop computer. Second place winner received a full scholarship for the July session. Third place winner received a 3,000 Gourdes meal voucher for the D-Licious Snack Bar & Kitchen.
- Teacher of the Session…And the Winner is…
Mr. Samuel Victor is the proud winner of the first Teacher of the Session contest!
May he, and the winners of the three remaining contests this year, continue to work hard to fine-tune their teaching skills so they are in a position to win the big prize at the end of the year!
A special congratulations was sent by HAI President, Mrs. Patricia Convery.
- Mr. Joseph Goes to Chicago
The HAI is very pleased to announce that Mr. Kenel Joseph, Head of the Academic Department, has merited the all expense paid trip to Chicago, Illinois, to attend the 2018 TESOL Conference being held on 27-30 March. Congratulations, Mr. Joseph!
The annual TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) conference in an incomparable venue for teaching professions from all over the world to meet with one another, exchange ideas and best practices, make friends and contacts, and learn valuable skills to “advance excellence in English language teaching”, to quote the TESOL mission.
The HAI is excited to be offering this opportunity as part of our ongoing celebrations of our 75th-plus anniversary.