Pedagogy

Reflections on the teaching and learning of Yiddish, as well as downloadable guides, exercises, and lesson plans to use in the classroom.

Pedagogy

Yiddish in der heym! Yiddish Summer Programs Roundup 2020: UPDATED COVID-19 EDITION

This year, due to the glob­al pan­dem­ic, many sum­mer Yid­dish pro­grams have announced that they will be mov­ing online. We’ve col­lect­ed the details here.

Pedagogy

Invitation to Participate: Teaching Yiddish Outside the University Classroom

The lat­est in our series of polls for teach­ers of Yid­dish. This time, we want to learn how you mod­i­fy your teach­ing for dif­fer­ent set­tings — class­room for­mat, class fre­quen­cy, stu­dent com­po­si­tion, and so on. Please take the poll and share widely!

Pedagogy

Improvisational Performance in the Language Classroom: An Example from a Beginner’s Yiddish Class

Jes­si­ca Kirzane uses a Forverts advice col­umn to help her stu­dents prac­tice lib hobn and oth­er periphrastic verb struc­tures and encour­ages teach­ers to bor­row the exer­cise in their own classrooms.

Pedagogy

10 Things I Have Learned from Teaching Yiddish Online

As many Yid­dish instruc­tors have abrupt­ly had to move their cours­es online due to the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic, Paula Teit­el­baum shares lessons and wis­dom from her exten­sive expe­ri­ence with online Yid­dish pedagogy.

Pedagogy

Teaching Yiddish (Language, Culture, History, etc.) Online: Call for Submissions

Uni­ver­si­ties around the globe have closed their cam­pus­es and many of our read­ers are shift­ing their cours­es online. In geveb is seek­ing best prac­tices, advice, les­son plans, asyn­chro­nous assign­ments, descrip­tions of why and how you use par­tic­u­lar dig­i­tal tools and resources, per­son­al essays, and more.

Pedagogy

Teaching Guide to Vaybertaytsh Episode 15: Queer in Yiddish

This teach­ing guide offers dis­cus­sion ques­tions and class­room activ­i­ties to use along­side an episode of the fem­i­nist Yid­dish pod­cast Vay­ber­taytsh.

Pedagogy

Support Group for Yiddish Daughters

This car­toon was cre­at­ed as a final project for Justin Cammy’s 2019 course on Yid­dish Lit­er­a­ture and Cul­ture at Smith College. 

Pedagogy

לויט די לערערס | Teachers Weigh In: The Place of the Khurbn in Yiddish Language Classes

How and when do our read­ers teach khurbn mate­ri­als in their Yid­dish lan­guage class­es? We’ve assem­bled respons­es to this poll in our loyt di lerers series.

Pedagogy

My Hunger for Knowledge Was Immense: On Learning and Teaching Yiddish

Borodulin’s accep­tance speech for the 2019 Adri­enne Coop­er Dream­ing in Yid­dish Prize, in which he out­lines how he came to find a pas­sion for Yid­dish lan­guage instruction. 

Pedagogy

Yiddish in ale lender! Yiddish Summer Programs Roundup 2020

Look­ing to improve your Yid­dish this sum­mer? There are options all over the world, from tra­di­tion­al class­room-based pro­grams to music fes­ti­vals, and every­thing in between – and we’ve done the research so you don’t have to. 

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