Introduction to Belizean Kriol (Toledo Edition)


Learning Belizean Kriol involves a combination of language skills, cultural understanding, and practical communication. We are delighted to present this engaging and interactive course, designed to impart the lively and expressive essence of Belizean Kriol!

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This immersive course invites you to explore the captivating rhythm and expressive nuances of the Belizean Kriol dialect, a linguistic tapestry deeply woven into the cultural fabric of Belize. As we embark on this linguistic journey, you’ll be introduced to the rhythmic phonetics, lively pronunciation, and spirited expressions that make Kriol a language brimming with life. From mastering the basics of everyday interactions to delving into the rich tapestry of Belizean culture, this course is designed to be engaging and dynamic. Picture yourself navigating the colorful marketplace, confidently ordering delicious Belizean dishes, and immersing yourself in the infectious joy of traditional music and dance. By the end of this course, you’ll not only possess a solid foundation in Belizean Kriol but also an appreciation for the animated spirit and cultural vibrancy that defines this unique dialect.

Course Outline: 

Module 1 (Online): Understanding the Basics

  • Introduction to Belizean Culture and Language
    • Overview of Belize
    • Importance of Kriol in Belizean identity
  • Phonetics and Pronunciation
    • Basics of Kriol phonetics
    • Pronunciation practice
  • Common Greetings and Expressions
    • Basic conversational phrases
    • Role-playing for real-life scenarios

Module 2 (Online): Building Vocabulary

  • Everyday Activities
    • Vocabulary related to daily routines
    • Sentence construction
  • Food and Cuisine
    • Names of popular Belizean dishes
    • Ordering food at a local eatery
  • Family and Relationships
    • Vocabulary related to family members
    • Discussing relationships

Module 3 (Online): Grammar and Sentence Structure

  • Sentence Construction in Kriol
    • Basic sentence structure
    • Practice forming simple sentences
  • Verb Conjugation
    • Introduction to verb forms in Kriol
    • Practice conjugating common verbs
  • Prepositions and Common Phrases
    • Understanding prepositions in Kriol
    • Using common phrases in context

Module 4 (Online): Cultural Context and Idioms

  • Cultural Nuances in Kriol
    • Understanding cultural influences on language
    • Idiomatic expressions in Kriol
  • Music and Dance
    • Exploring traditional Belizean music
    • Learning dance-related vocabulary
  • Local Festivals and Celebrations
    • Vocabulary related to local events
    • Discussing traditions and customs

Schedule of Training:

As with other Capstone blended trainings, this course will feature prerequisites that need to be completed online before our hands-on/practical session.

Learners will be allowed one month to complete the theory component, which will be made available via our learning portal.

Practical: 1 Day of Practical Instruction
Date: March 23rd, 2024
Venue: Jungle View (Yemeri Grove, Toled0)
Time: 8am-3pm.

Lunch and light breakfast will be provided. 

The practical will include the following:

  • Role-Playing and Scenarios
    • Simulated conversations in various settings
    • Feedback and improvement
  • Guest Speakers & Cultural Event
    • Hear from native Kriol speakers & cultural experts
    • Interactive cultural session with Q&A
    • Fun Activity: Kriol Karaoke!
  • Final Project
    • Practical application of learned skills
    • Presentation/role-play showcasing proficiency in Belizean Kriol
lessons  15 Lessons
duration  20 Hrs
delivery mode Delivery Method: Blended (theory will be done online, followed by an in-person practical session)
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