French Creole for Aid Workers, by Brainscape & BAN
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COMMUNICATE MORE EFFECTIVELY with this 200+ phrase crash course in French Creole. Created by Burn Advocates Network using the Brainscape platform, this app will drill you on the most essential words & phrases FASTER than any other app, using the latest in Cognitive Science techniques.
French Creole for Aid Workers has renewed importance as a new challenge faces those volunteers who travel to Haiti in the aftermath of the Jan 11 Earthquake. The cholera epidemic presents needs with comparable urgency but unprecedented logistic and communication challenges . Standard French becomes less useful as relief workers travel to remote villages where only Creole is spoken. Burn Advocates has therefore developed the first Physical and Occupational Therapy Center in North Haiti which treats trauma and burn cases, and its mission is to bring physicians, nurses, therapists to heal and teach. Burn Advocates believes it is critical for its aid workers - and aid workers from any other organization - to be able to learn the basic native phrases FAST so they can more quickly begin focusing on efficient aid delivery.
The Brainscape team behind this software is made up of cognitive scientists and language specialists formerly with Columbia and Yale, as well as former executives from The Princeton Review and Kaplan. Brainscape's mission is to make learning easier and more convenient using a scientifically optimized flashcard repetition algorithm, rather than creating frivolous games or distracting quizzes to try to make learning “fun.” It is a perfect complement to one of sponsoring organization Burn Advocate Network's core values: Delivering aid more efficiently through personal attention and effective COMMUNICATION.
French Creole for Aid Workers includes:
• 200 AUDIO flashcards composed of the most important French Creole words & phrases that are likely to be needed by aid workers
• A customized flashcard repetition algorithm that cuts your memorization time dramatically
• Convenient “browse” and “search” functions that allow you to easily find cards you want
• Ongoing feedback, statistics, and visualization tools to help you track your progress
This app provides an indispensable "primer" for any new or veteran aid workers interested in better understanding the needs of and developing rapport with patients and local care givers.
The app will be refined as needs and experience dictate. Please provide feedback wherever you can, and be sure to visit www.brainscape.com, and www.burnadvocates.org, for more information.
What's New in Version 2.20141029
-Support for iOS 8
-Native support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+
-Leaderboards to help see how you stack up
-Easy access to the full market of Brainscape subjects
-New motivational system reminds you to study every day
Haitian Creole is my first second language, so learning a language is a new experience for me. Even after a few beginner courses in New York, I've found that this app has already taught a similar foundation and has filled in numerous gaps. While out in the field, I will pick up on what's being said and be able to make basic responses which is pretty extraordinary. Only issue I have with the app is that spelling is quite often incorrect and accented letters are completely missing. Definitely helpful for learning how to hear/speak creole, but less accurate if you also intend to learn how to read and write it. A few reference pages to explain the basics of the language, it's structure and principles, how conjunctions work, etc, would be invaluable. Please consider including these in future updates (as well as cross checking for latest standardised spelling/errors with creole-language experts).
Solid Quick-Study Tool
This app is well designed, and allows the user to immerse oneself in a language they probably don't know very well. Particularly because I have no background in French, I've found this application to be helpful in a way that a true novice can appreciate.
Going between modules is helpful for expanding one's vocabulary more quickly than completing each module before continuing to the next one.
I am so thankful there is an application as useful and helpful and user friendly as this is. Sometimes language apps can be confusing and not work properly, but that is not the case with this app. This application is mapped out properly. It is clean, no bugs or problems, and most importantly, it is helping me learn Creole. Thank you! Mesi!
- Category: Education
- Updated: Nov 01, 2014
- Version: 2.20141029
- Size: 25.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Bold Learning Solutions, Inc.
- © 2013 Bold Learning Solutions, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.