Pedagogy

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

Pedagogy

Improvisational Performance in the Language Classroom: An Example from a Beginner’s Yiddish Class

Jessica Kirzane

Jessica Kirzane uses a Forverts advice column to help her students practice lib hobn and other periphrastic verb structures and encourages teachers to borrow the exercise in their own classrooms.

Pedagogy

10 Things I Have Learned from Teaching Yiddish Online

Paula Teitelbaum

As many Yiddish instructors have abruptly had to move their courses online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Paula Teitelbaum shares lessons and wisdom from her extensive experience with online Yiddish pedagogy.

Pedagogy

Teaching Yiddish (Language, Culture, History, etc.) Online: Call for Submissions

The Editors

Universities around the globe have closed their campuses and many of our readers are shifting their courses online. In geveb is seeking best practices, advice, lesson plans, asynchronous assignments, descriptions of why and how you use particular digital tools and resources, personal essays, and more.

Pedagogy

Teaching Guide to Vaybertaytsh Episode 15: Queer in Yiddish

Michal Novak

This teaching guide offers discussion questions and classroom activities to use alongside an episode of the feminist Yiddish podcast Vaybertaytsh.

Pedagogy

Support Group for Yiddish Daughters

Michaela Foster

This cartoon was created as a final project for Justin Cammy’s 2019 course on Yiddish Literature and Culture at Smith College.

Pedagogy

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

Sandra Chiritescu

How and when do our readers teach khurbn materials in their Yiddish language classes? We’ve assembled responses to this poll in our loyt di lerers series.

Pedagogy

My Hunger for Knowledge Was Immense: On Learning and Teaching Yiddish

Kolya Borodulin

Borodulin’s acceptance speech for the 2019 Adrienne Cooper Dreaming in Yiddish Prize, in which he outlines how he came to find a passion for Yiddish language instruction.

Pedagogy

Yiddish in ale lender! Yiddish Summer Programs Roundup 2020

Jonah Lubin

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

Call for Pedagogy Submissions: Class in the Classroom

The Editors

A call for pedagogy posts on teaching about historical and present-day issues of class and labor.

Pedagogy

Beyond Fiddler: Teaching Representations of Jewish Eastern Europe on Film

Sarah Ellen Zarrow

Sarah Zarrow discusses and reflects on her course “Representing Jewish Eastern Europe in Film” in which she asks students to think historically about the images of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, using films as primary sources that speak not only to a historical reality of their subject matter, but that also to the ideology and historical circumstances of the filmmaker and of Jewish life in the time and place the film was made.

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