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

The Editors

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

Marianne Tatom

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

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

Paula Teitelbaum

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

The Editors

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

Michal Novak

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

Michaela Foster

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

Sandra Chiritescu

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

Kolya Borodulin

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

Jonah Lubin

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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