Bossie Dubowick YiddishSchool Online: Course Levels

January 9-14, 2022

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Language classes are offered at three levels. All levels cover all aspects of learning the Yiddish language, including oral and written communication, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

Please read the course descriptions carefully before registering to ensure that you meet the requirements for the class. You will be asked questions about your language experience when you register.

Unit 1: Fun onheyb (From the Beginning)

Instructor: Moishele Alfonso

No prerequisites. This level is designed for students with no prior knowledge of Yiddish.

Topics covered:
Vocabulary: Greetings, introductions, geography, basic verbs, numbers, days of the week
Grammar: Present tense verb conjugations, pronouns, word order
Culture: Folksongs, brief history of Yiddish

Materials: Students will need to purchase a copy of In eynem: The New Yiddish Textbook.

Unit 2: In klas (In Class)

Instructor: Adrien Smith 

Prerequisites:
Vocabulary: Greetings, introductions, basic verbs, numbers, days of the week
Grammar: Present tense verb conjugations, pronouns, and word order
Students will need to review Unit 1 of In eynem: The New Yiddish Textbook.

New topics covered:
Vocabulary: Classroom objects, colors, adjectives
Grammar: Imperative, negation, there is/there are
Culture: Folksongs, poems, archival images

Materials: Students will need to purchase a copy of In eynem: The New Yiddish Textbook.

Unit 3: Es blaybt in der mishpokhe (All in the Family)

Instructor: Asya Vaisman Schulman

Prerequisites:
Vocabulary: Introductions, basic verbs, numbers, days of the week, colors, adjectives, classroom objects
Grammar: Present tense verb conjugations, pronouns, word order, imperative, negation, there is/there are
Students will need to review Units 1 and 2 of In eynem: The New Yiddish Textbook.

New topics covered:
Vocabulary: Family, professions, physical appearance
Grammar: Adjective endings; the accusative case; lib hobn (to like)
Culture: Folksongs, poems, archival images

Materials: Students will need to purchase a copy of In eynem: The New Yiddish Textbook.

Learning the Alphabet:

Students in all classes are expected to familiarize themselves with the Yiddish alphabet before the program begins. We will send participants instructions for review after they've registered. To begin learning, click here.

The instruction was stellar. I'll be back next year.
YiddishSchool participant