Pedagogy

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

Pedagogy

Calling all kinderlekh: In geveb is seeking children's book reports!

Chil­dren ages 5 — 13 can read a Yid­dish sto­ry in the trans­la­tion or orig­i­nal and sub­mit a book report to In Geveb.

Pedagogy

Yiddish in der heym! Yiddish Summer Programs Roundup 2020: UPDATED COVID-19 EDITION

This year, due to the glob­al pan­dem­ic, many sum­mer Yid­dish pro­grams have announced that they will be mov­ing online. We’ve col­lect­ed the details here.

Pedagogy

Invitation to Participate: Teaching Yiddish Outside the University Classroom

The lat­est in our series of polls for teach­ers of Yid­dish. This time, we want to learn how you mod­i­fy your teach­ing for dif­fer­ent set­tings — class­room for­mat, class fre­quen­cy, stu­dent com­po­si­tion, and so on. Please take the poll and share widely!

Pedagogy

Improvisational Performance in the Language Classroom: An Example from a Beginner’s Yiddish Class

Jes­si­ca Kirzane uses a Forverts advice col­umn to help her stu­dents prac­tice lib hobn and oth­er periphrastic verb struc­tures and encour­ages teach­ers to bor­row the exer­cise in their own classrooms.

Pedagogy

10 Things I Have Learned from Teaching Yiddish Online

As many Yid­dish instruc­tors have abrupt­ly had to move their cours­es online due to the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic, Paula Teit­el­baum shares lessons and wis­dom from her exten­sive expe­ri­ence with online Yid­dish pedagogy.

Pedagogy

Teaching Yiddish (Language, Culture, History, etc.) Online: Call for Submissions

Uni­ver­si­ties around the globe have closed their cam­pus­es and many of our read­ers are shift­ing their cours­es online. In geveb is seek­ing best prac­tices, advice, les­son plans, asyn­chro­nous assign­ments, descrip­tions of why and how you use par­tic­u­lar dig­i­tal tools and resources, per­son­al essays, and more.

Pedagogy

Teaching Guide to Vaybertaytsh Episode 15: Queer in Yiddish

This teach­ing guide offers dis­cus­sion ques­tions and class­room activ­i­ties to use along­side an episode of the fem­i­nist Yid­dish pod­cast Vay­ber­taytsh.

Pedagogy

Support Group for Yiddish Daughters

This car­toon was cre­at­ed as a final project for Justin Cammy’s 2019 course on Yid­dish Lit­er­a­ture and Cul­ture at Smith College. 

Pedagogy

לויט די לערערס | Teachers Weigh In: The Place of the Khurbn in Yiddish Language Classes

How and when do our read­ers teach khurbn mate­ri­als in their Yid­dish lan­guage class­es? We’ve assem­bled respons­es to this poll in our loyt di lerers series.

Pedagogy

My Hunger for Knowledge Was Immense: On Learning and Teaching Yiddish

Borodulin’s accep­tance speech for the 2019 Adri­enne Coop­er Dream­ing in Yid­dish Prize, in which he out­lines how he came to find a pas­sion for Yid­dish lan­guage instruction. 

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