Pedagogy

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

Pedagogy

The Jew Box: An Interview with Eddy Portnoy

Sarah Ellen Zarrow

Sarah Zarrow interviews Eddy Portnoy about Yiddish pedagogy, jokers, and braiding khale.

Pedagogy

In geveb in the Classroom: Getting to Know the Best Dressed Better

Jessica Kirzane

Yiddish teachers are always looking for good materials. Here, Jessica Kirzane demonstrates one way to use content from In geveb to structure and enhance her lessons.

Pedagogy

Yiddish in ale lender! Yiddish Summer Programs Roundup

Sarah Ellen Zarrow

A short description of the many Yiddish language and culture summer programs on offer.

Pedagogy

Reflections on Space in Learning Yiddish

Erin Faigin

Erin Faigin, who studied Yiddish in various summer programs, reflects on the importance of space and place in Yiddish Studies, asking herself, “What does it mean to speak Yiddish in this place?”

Pedagogy

Reflections from a Non-Jewish Instructor of Yiddish

Jenna Ingalls

Jenna Ingalls, the “first gentile instructor of Yiddish at UC Berkeley,” reflects on Jewish (and non-Jewish) identity in the Yiddish classroom.

Pedagogy

Teaching Morris Rosenfeld’s “Mayn rue plats”

Madeleine Cohen

Using Morris Rosenfeld’s song text to teach literary Yiddish and Yiddish orthography.

Pedagogy

Games for Small Groups

Jessica Kirzane

In geveb is sharing a series of games for use in Yiddish language classes.

Pedagogy

Call for Contributions to Pedagogy Special Sections: Songs and Syllabi

In geveb’s pedagogy section puts out two new calls for teaching materials: songs and syllabi.

Pedagogy

Yidish in ale lender! Harvard’s Campaign for Yiddish

Saul Noam Zaritt

Attracting students to Yiddish language courses is often a challenge; here’s an example of one teacher’s Yiddish ad campaign.

Pedagogy

לויט די לערערס | Teachers Weigh In: The Great Weinreich Debate

Madeleine Cohen

The second installment of our pedagogy forum, presenting the opinions and experiences of Yiddish language teachers on the question of using the textbook College Yiddish.

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