Yiddish was at one time the international language of Ashkenazic Jews, the Jews of Central and Eastern Europe and their descendants. In this course will expand the grammatical knowledge and vocabulary acquired in Modern Yiddish Language Acquisition I and improve your reading and writing skills.
Before starting Modern Yiddish Language Acquisition 2 you must have completed the module Modern Yiddish Language Acquisition 1 in November - December 2023.
Upon completion of Modern Yiddish Language Acquisition 2:
The study material will be provided by the lecturer. Before each lesson a PowerPoint with the material of that class will be made available on Canvas. The PowerPoints are based on sources and materials from a variety of Modern Yiddish Language Acquisition books. You are not required to buy any study books at this point.
Access to a Yiddish dictionary is critical in this course. You will need to consult it on a regular basis. You can acquire a physical dictionary, or you may acquire access to online dictionaries at a special student fare. All the relevant information will be given on Canvas.
This Open UvA Course is part of the Faculty of Humanities' public programme. Beside Open UvA Courses, the public programme also comprises special lectures and series of courses. The public programme is intended for alumni, employees looking for extra training, and all others who are interested in art, culture, philosophy, language and literature, history and religion.