Pedagogy

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

Pedagogy

Using Yiddish to Teach About German Antisemitism

Sonia Gollance

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

Mark I. West offers suggestions for teaching Jacob Glatstein’s 1943 Anti-Fascist children’s poem.

Pedagogy

Teaching Guide to Erotic Yiddish Poetry

Jessica Kirzane

This teaching guide offers suggestions and reflections from several scholars about teaching erotic Yiddish poetry.

Pedagogy

Invitation to Participate: Yiddish Student Survey

Jonah Lubin

Calling all students! Participate in our pedagogy poll.

Pedagogy

Teaching Yiddish Through Song

Jessica Kirzane

Pedagogy

Yiddish in ale lender! Yiddish Summer Programs Roundup 2019

Miranda Cooper

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

The Editors

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

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

Rebecca Margolis

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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