Beginner 1, Advanced Beginner & Intermediate Yiddish Classes

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online, on Zoom

For a complete list of Yiddish classes this semester, and to register, please go to circleboston.org/yiddishclasses.

Level 1:  Beginner 1st Semester | 9 weeks | Starting week of Oct. 12

Tuesday evening, 7:30pm - 9:00pm (Class Full. To join the waitlist, fill out this form)

 

Learn conversation skills, how to read Yiddish, and elementary grammar. Students who don't yet know the Hebrew alphabet will be asked to join the class a half hour early for the first few sessions. The class will be interactive and lively, using a textbook, songs, games, films and other multi-media materials. 

 

Target Level: This course will suit you whether you’re totally new to Yiddish or already know a few basics.

Class size: 5 – 10 students

Instructor: Chloe Piazza

 

 

Level 2:  Advanced Beginner | 9 weeks | Starts Oct. 13

Tuesday evenings, 7:30pm - 9:00pm 

 

Focus on increasing your comfort with Yiddish grammar and with fluency speaking & reading and writing, through use of a textbook, conversation, reading, games, and music. Teachings will also include information about the culture and history of the Ashkenazi Jewish people and how to get connected with the contemporary world of Yiddish speakers.

 

 

Target level: Students should already be able to read, write and speak simple sentences in Yiddish and be willing to stretch to learn to read & write short texts in Yiddish and to do short oral presentations in class. 

Class Size: 5-12 students

Instructor:  Jonah Sidman

 

Level 3:  Intermediate | 9 weeks | Starts Oct. 13

Tuesday evenings, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

 

Students will build on their knowledge of Yiddish through conversation, reading annotated prose and poetry, further exploring Yiddish grammar (including more advanced verb forms and sentence structures), and diving into the wide world of Yiddish music and culture, integrating both modern day and historical content.

 

Target level: Participants should be motivated to read Yiddish beyond basic texts with the help of a dictionary and have some experience speaking Yiddish within or outside of a classroom setting. 

Class Size: 5-12 students

Instructor:  Abby Howell

 

For a complete list of Yiddish classes this semester, and to register, please go to circleboston.org/yiddishclasses.