In eynem Online Courses: FAQ
How many students will be in the class?
Each class will be capped at about ten students.
How can I register?
You can register as a nonmember, or become a Yiddish Book Center member and then register here for a course. The cost of the twelve-week course is $700 for members and $775 for nonmembers. The cost of the continuing eight-week course is $475 for members; $550 for nonmembers. The required textbook is sold separately at $100 in our online store.
How do I know which course to sign up for?
You can read more about the course prerequisites and check the course dates & times on our registration page.
How do I know if I’m in the correct language level?
A description of the topics covered in each course is available here. When you register, you will be asked questions about your language background, which we will review to ensure that you are in the right level. Students in the continuing levels should review previous units of In eynem before the course begins. You can also contact us if still have questions about which course level to sign up for.
There was a well-balanced mix of linguistic, cultural, and historical elements. I really enjoyed the songs and exposure to different voices, accents, speech pacing. I'm looking forward to the next unit! --In eynem student
What’s it like to be in an intensive language course?
Intense! In order to build strong language skills in eight weeks, the course moves at a brisk pace. Consistent attendance and participation in all classes is required, and outside of class, students should be prepared to spend two to three hours per week completing homework.
What sort of technology do I need to participate?
Students must have a computer with a webcam and microphone, headphones, Internet access, and proficiency with Zoom. Proficiency with Google Classroom is a plus, but not required. For Zoom help, visit the Zoom FAQ.
I'm signed up for a beginner course. What will the technology orientation cover?
The technology orientation will cover how to sign up, login, and use Google Classroom, how to submit homework, and how to navigate the textbook website.
Will I have homework?
Yes, students will be expected to complete approximately 60-90 minutes of homework for each class and submit it via Google Classroom.
What is Google Classroom?
Google Classroom is a free classroom management system students will use to connect with their instructor, receive announcements, and submit their homework. A Google account or Google email address is required.
What study materials will I need?
Each student will need a copy of In eynem: The New Yiddish Textbook. To purchase the textbook, click here.
Will the classes be recorded?
Classes will be recorded and available to students for the duration of the course.
What is the cancellation policy?
For fall 2023 classes, cancellations by September 18 will be refunded, minus a $30 administration fee. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide refunds for cancellations after September 18.
Will there be other classes offered in the future?
Yes, there will be more classes offered in the spring. To receive updates about upcoming Yiddish classes, sign up here.