Big Ten Academic Alliance
Distance Learning Course
By the end of the course, students should have Yiddish skills to do the following:
- Understand and participate in a simple conversation on everyday topics.
- Read edited texts on familiar topics, understand the main ideas, and pick out important information from more complex texts with the aid of a dictionary.
- Write short compositions on a variety of everyday topics; answer interpretive questions related to class readings.
- Use basic grammatical forms, including the present, past and conditional tenses, periphrastic verbs, articles, and adjectives, pronouns, the negative, and word order.
The course will also introduce students to the history of the Yiddish language and the breadth of Yiddish.
Fall 2020 taught by Prof. Adi Mahalel (University of Maryland) synchronously.