Pedagogy

Invitation to Participate: How Do You Teach With Translated Texts from Yiddish?

The Editors

INTRODUCTION

In an effort to pool the wis­dom and ques­tions acquired from our con­trib­u­tors’ work in the class­room, In geveb reg­u­lar­ly polls Yid­dish instruc­tors on top­ics relat­ed to Yid­dish ped­a­gogy. In our Loyt Di Lerers series, we com­pile ideas and best prac­tices for teach­ers who teach Yid­dish, teach about Yid­dish, and teach with texts from Yid­dish sources. The respons­es to these polls offer a cross-sec­tion of the opin­ions, approach­es, and expe­ri­ences of Yid­dish instruc­tors from Los Ange­les to Tel Aviv, from children’s pro­grams to uni­ver­si­ty class­es to con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion cours­es, from new teach­ers to those with a life­time of experience. 

In our Loyt di Lerers series we have gathered teachers’ thoughts about Yiddish textbooks, focused on the question of whether and how to use Weinreich’s College Yiddish, and asked teachers to describe how they conduct the first day of Yiddish class. In our next poll we are stepping outside the Yiddish language classroom to expand the question of how teachers share, explain, and contextualize content from Yiddish and information about Yiddish in classrooms not focused on the language itself.

If you teach using sources translated from Yiddish we invite you to participate in a short survey on teaching Yiddish texts in translation. Whether you teach history, literature, music, anthropology or religion, we are interested in how you present texts from Yiddish, what resources you would like to have available, what strategies you use to help students relate to the text as a translation, and whether and how you call attention to the original language in which it was written.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences with the In geveb teaching community.


MLA STYLE
Editors, The. “Invitation to Participate: How Do You Teach With Translated Texts from Yiddish?.” In geveb, October 2016: https://ingeveb.org/pedagogy/invitation-to-participate-how-do-you-teach-with-translated-texts-from-yiddish.
CHICAGO STYLE
Editors, The. “Invitation to Participate: How Do You Teach With Translated Texts from Yiddish?.” In geveb (October 2016): Accessed Mar 04, 2021.

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The Editors