Pedagogy

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

Pedagogy

Online Yiddish Language Instruction: A Conversation

A con­ver­sa­tion between lan­guage instruc­tors who teach and think about online cours­es, answer­ing a series of ques­tions that we posed in order to reflect on the state of online Yid­dish lan­guage learning. 

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