Pedagogy

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

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. 

Pedagogy

Stealing the Border: A Reflection on Teaching Yiddish Borderlands Literature

Anna Ele­na Tor­res shares her reflec­tions about, and syl­labus for, the course Yid­dish Poet­ics of the Border.” 

Pedagogy

Yiddish Film Activities for the Language Classroom: Teaching with Mamele

Using a short scene from the 1938 film Mamele (dir. Joseph Green, Kon­rad Tom), Rebec­ca Mar­go­lis demon­strates how short excerpts of Yid­dish films can be used to address spe­cif­ic aspects of Yid­dish dialect, gram­mar and idiom, and trans­la­tion in the Yid­dish lan­guage classroom. 

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