Germanic Languages | Beginning Yiddish II
Y502 | 2636 | Warnke


Three credit hour course; meets 1:25-2:15, MTWR in BH 337.

This course is a continuation of Y501 and will cover units 8b-11 of YIDDISH:
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE, as well as other
material. This class is conducted mainly in Yiddish and emphasizes the four
basic language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and aural comprehension.
The textbook will be supplemented with handouts including culturally authentic
materials such as poems, songs, stories and materials from newspapers.
Students are required to participate actively in class and do daily homework
assignments. There will be chapter tests and a comprehensive final exam. Upon
completion of this course, students who have attended classes regularly and
successfully completed all assignments and exams should be able to converse
and write on a large variety of everyday topics as well as on some literary
pieces and should be able to use most of the basic grammatical structures.

Texts:
(+) Zucker, YIDDISH: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE.
(+) Weinreich, MODERN ENGLISH-YIDDISH YIDDISH-ENGLISH DICTIONARY
(+) A course reader