Pedagogy

Yiddish Overtakes English as Most Widely Taught Language in the World

It has recently come to our attention in the Pedagogy section of In geveb that there is an increasing demand for Yiddish-related resources. After some investigation, we have discovered that this is because Yiddish is now the most widely taught language in the whole world.

“Our class sizes are tremendous. Much larger than they were under the previous generation of language instructors,” explains Pedagogy Editor Jessica Kirzane. “Those who argue that Yiddish is a Less Commonly Taught Language are deliberately misleading the public. They are fake news.”

Kirzane praises the Yiddish language teaching community, “It’s a beautiful thing. The press used to think that Yiddish was dying but now they understand that it is reviving. That shows you what a bad image Yiddish had. Sad.”

To illustrate these claims of Yiddish’s tremendous popularity, Kirzane offers side-by-side photographic evidence of the disparity in class sizes between ESL and Yiddish:

In light of the incredible growth in demand for Yiddish classes, In geveb is looking to hire a new secretary of the Pedagogy section. Ideally the candidate would know no Yiddish, and would be invested in dismantling all Yiddish language education.

אַ פֿריילעכן פּורים, לייענערס!

A freylekhn purim, leyeners!

MLA STYLE
“Yiddish Overtakes English as Most Widely Taught Language in the World.” In geveb, March 2017: https://ingeveb.org/pedagogy/yiddish-overtakes-english-as-most-widely-taught-language-in-the-world.
CHICAGO STYLE
“Yiddish Overtakes English as Most Widely Taught Language in the World.” In geveb (March 2017): Accessed Nov 19, 2019.