The Spring 2019 Yiddish Class in Manhattan

600 400
When:
February 25, 2019 – June 4, 2019 all-day
2019-02-25T00:00:00-08:00
2019-06-05T00:00:00-07:00
Contact:
The Workmen’s Circle
212-889-6800

This spring we’re offering in-person classes for all levels.  To learn more, contact Kolya Borodulin, our Director of Yiddish Programming: [email protected], 212.889.6800 ext 806. To register today, click here.

Find our full Spring 2019 in-person course calendar here!

All classes take place at our Midtown Manhattan office, conveniently located near Port Authority, Penn Station, Times Square, and Herald Square:
247 West 37st Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
5th Floor
New York, NY 10018

In-person classes are $245 for Workmen’s Circle members and $320 for non-members, except for Advanced with Eve Jochnowitz which is $295/$360 Learn more about becoming a member.

NO REFUND AFTER THE 2nd CLASS SESSION!

23795737_393923167708831_3387846924526585527_nBeginners Conversation I (continuation) with Noah Barrera
Mondays 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Feb. 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25 April 1, 8, 15, 29 May 6, 13, 20
Course Goals: Build skills in speaking and listening comprehension to become conversational in Yiddish.
Course Tools: Basic vocabulary, songs and games.
Additional Info: Previous knowledge of the Alef-Beys not required. This is a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

8.15.18TTYL-238Beginners I with Sheva Zucker
Monday 1:15 – 2:45 pm: Feb. 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25 April 1, 8, 15, 29 May 6, 13, 20
Course Goals: Basic comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Course Tools: Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker (Units 1 – 5), supplementary basic reading texts and songs
Additional Info: Previous knowledge of the Alef-Beys not required.

Beginners I with Noah Barrera
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Feb. 27 March 6, 13, 27 April 3, 10, 17 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Course Goals:
 Learn basic comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Course Tools: Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker
(Units 1 – 5); the interactive learning website YiddishPOP; supplementary basic reading texts and songs.
Additional Info: Previous knowledge of the Alef-Beys not required.

Beginners I (continuation) with Noah Barrera
Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Feb. 26 March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 30 May 7, 14, 21
Course Goals: Learn basic comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Course Tools: Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker
(Starting with Unit 5); the interactive learning website YiddishPOP; supplementary basic reading texts & songs.
Additional Info: Some previous knowledge of the Alef-Beys required. This is a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

Eve-1 to 1 100x100Beginners I (continuation) with Eve Jochnowitz
Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm: Feb. 27 March 6, 13, 27 April 3, 10, 17 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Course Goals: Learn basic comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Course Tools: Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker
(Starting with Unit 6), supplementary basic reading texts and songs.
Additional Info: Some previous knowledge of the Alef-Beys required. This is a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

Paula-1 to 1 100x100Beginners II with Paula Teitelbaum
Wednesdays 3:00 – 4:30 pm: Feb. 27 March 6, 13, 27 April 3, 10, 17 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Course Goals: Learn basic comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Course Tools: Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker
(starting with Unit 6), supplementary basic reading texts and songs.
Additional Info:  Knowledge of the Alef-Beys required, although fluency in reading is not yet expected.

Beginners II (continuation) with Paula Teitelbaum
Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Feb. 26 March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 30 May 7, 14, 21
Course Goals: Continue learning basic comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Course Tools: Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker
(Unit 8A), supplementary basic reading texts and songs.
Additional Info: Some previous knowledge of the Alef-Beys required, although fluency is not expected. This IS a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

Intermediate I (continuation) with Paula Teitelbaum
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Feb. 27 March 6, 13, 27 April 3, 10, 17 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Course Goals: Continue learning Yiddish with a stronger focus on developing comprehension, speaking, reading and grammar skills in context.
Course Tools: Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker
(starting from Unit 11A).
Additional Info: Taught almost entirely in Yiddish. For students who have a working knowledge of Yiddish or who have completed the Beginners courses. This is a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

Intermediate II (continuation) with Paula Teitelbaum
Tuesdays 3:00 – 4:30 pm: Feb. 26 March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 30 May 7, 14, 21
Course Goals: Continue Intermediate study of Yiddish reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Course Tools: Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. II (starting with Unit 12A), Motl Peyse Dem Khazns by Sholem Aleichem, abridged and glossed for students starting with chapter 8.
Additional Info: Taught almost entirely in Yiddish. This is a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

Intermediate II (continuation) with Eve Jochnowitz
Thursdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm: Feb. 28 March 7, 14, 28 April 4, 11, 18 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Course Goals: Continue developing comprehension, speaking, reading and grammar skills.
Course Tools:
 Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. I by Sheva Zucker
(starting with Unit 11), supplementary basic reading texts and songs.
Additional Info: Taught almost entirely in Yiddish. For students who have a working knowledge of Yiddish or who have completed the Beginners courses. This is a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

Intermediate II (continuation) with Sheva Zucker
Thursdays 6:15 – 7:45 pm: Feb. 21, 28 March 7, 14, 28 April 4, 11, 18 May 2, 9, 16, 23
Course Goals:
 Continue Intermediate level study of Yiddish reading, writing, speaking, and grammar.
Course Tools: Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. II by Sheva Zucker
(starting from Lesson 14B); Motl Peyse dem Khazns by Sholem Aleichem, (starting from Ch. 3).
Additional Info: The course is designed for those with approximately two years of Yiddish language study. This is a continuation of the Fall 2018 class.

Intermediate-Advanced Conversation with Eve Jochnowitz
Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm: Feb. 27 March 6, 13, 27 April 3, 10, 17 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Course Goals: Study the life and culture of the Yiddish-speaking world while building skills in speaking and listening comprehension.
Course Tools: Material in Yiddish with transliteration provided by the instructor.
Additional Info: Course is conducted almost entirely in Yiddish.

Advanced with Sheva Zucker
Mondays 3:00 – 4:30 pm:Feb. 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25 April 1, 8, 15, 29 May 6, 13, 20
Course Goals: Interpret and understand the traditional life of East European Jewry and improve vocabulary, grammar, and conversation skills.
Course Tools: Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye der Milkhiker, newspaper articles, student personal presentations.
Additional Info: This course will be taught entirely in Yiddish.

Advanced with Eve Jochnowitz
Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm: Feb. 26 March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 30 May 7, 14, 21
Course Goals:
 Explore reading material from Yiddish literature and press while continuing to build skills in speaking, writing and listening comprehension.
Course Tools: Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture, Vol. II by Sheva Zucker
(starting with Unit 19), Motl Peysi De Khazns by Sholem Aleichem, supplementary basic reading texts
and songs.
Additional Info: Course is conducted almost entirely in Yiddish.

Kolya 1 to 1 100x100Advanced with Kolya Borodulin
Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm:
 March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 9, 16, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4
Course Goals:
 Read and analyze Yiddish literature, poetry, and songs.
Course Tools:
 Zalman Scheour’s Der mamzer (The bastard), a selection of poetry and songs, additional historical material.
Additional Info:
 This course is taught entirely in Yiddish.

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