Yiddish Courses

Yiddish 101 — Elementary Yiddish I

This is the first term of a three year Yiddish language sequence designed to develop basic skills in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Yiddish. Explore basic phonological, grammatical, and syntactic patterns. Active class participation is required as are periodic quizzes, exams, a midterm, and a final.

Yiddish 102 — Elementary Yiddish II

This is the second term of the three year Yiddish language sequence. Students will continue to improve their speaking, understanding, reading and writing skills, while studying more complicated grammatical structures and idiomatic expressions. Students will expand their vocabulary and learn to talk about ideas and emotions. We will also start reading simple folk tales and modern Yiddish literary. Active class participation is required as are periodic quizzes, exams, a midterm and final.

Yiddish 201 — Intermediate Yiddish I

This is the third term of the three year Yiddish language sequence. The course is designed to develop fluency in oral and written comprehension, and to offer a further understanding of the culture within which Yiddish has developed. Special emphasis will be devoted to reading material.

Yiddish 202 — Intermediate Yiddish II

This is the fourth term of the three year Yiddish language sequence. The course is designed to develop fluency in oral and written comprehension, and to offer a further understanding of the culture within which Yiddish has developed. Special emphasis will be devoted to reading material.

Yiddish 301 — Advanced Yiddish I

This is the fifth term of the three year Yiddish language sequence. The course will focus on reading and speaking Yiddish. Literary, historical and other texts will be considered, along with film, folklore, and music. Students will also learn how to approach handwritten documents.

Yiddish 302 — Advanced Yiddish II

This is the sixth term of the three year Yiddish language sequence. The course will focus on reading and speaking Yiddish. Literary, historical and other texts will be considered, along with film, folklore, and music. Students will also learn how to approach handwritten documents.