Pedagogy

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

Pedagogy

On the Pedagogic Uses of Literal Translation

Lawrence Rosen­wald con­sid­ers the uses and mean­ings of lit­er­al trans­la­tion in the classroom.

Pedagogy

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

The lat­est in our series in which we poll Yid­dish stud­ies instruc­tors about a top­ic relat­ed to their teach­ing. This time, we want to know whether and how you intro­duce the top­ic of the Holo­caust in your Yid­dish lan­guage instruction.

Pedagogy

Guidelines for Yiddish in Bibliographies: A Supplement to YIVO Transliteration

The pur­pose of this doc­u­ment is to fill some of the gaps in the YIVO sys­tem of translit­er­a­tion for bibliographies. 

Pedagogy

Using Yiddish to Teach About German Antisemitism

Nine­teenth-cen­tu­ry Ger­man atti­tudes toward Jew­ish speech are a pow­er­ful way to under­stand the per­va­sive­ness and nor­mal­iza­tion of anti­semitism in Ger­man soci­ety even at a time when geno­cide was unthinkable. 

Pedagogy

Teaching Guide to Jacob Glatstein’s Anti-Fascist Poem “Goblin Nogood Has Run Out of Clout” (trans. Shandler)

Mark I. West offers sug­ges­tions for teach­ing Jacob Glat­stein’s 1943 Anti-Fas­cist chil­dren’s poem.

Pedagogy

Teaching Guide to Erotic Yiddish Poetry

This teach­ing guide offers sug­ges­tions and reflec­tions from sev­er­al schol­ars about teach­ing erot­ic Yid­dish poetry.

Pedagogy

Invitation to Participate: Yiddish Student Survey

Call­ing all stu­dents! Par­tic­i­pate in our ped­a­gogy poll.

Pedagogy

Yiddish in ale lender! Yiddish Summer Programs Roundup 2019

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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