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Instructor Info:Ester Schulman
TA Info:Rola Younes
Term: 2013F
Meeting Info: Monday Wednesday
09:00 AM - 10:20 AM Yiddish Book Center YBC
09:00 AM - 10:20 AM Yiddish Book Center YBC
Description: Spoken by the largest number of Jews for the longest period of time in the most countries all over the world of all Jewish languages, Yiddish is the key to understanding Eastern European Jewish life. This course will provide an introduction to Yiddish language and culture. Students will develop basic speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Yiddish, using textbook materials, original texts, audio-visual sources, and group work emphasizing student participation. The course will also introduce students to the history of the Yiddish language and the breadth of Yiddish culture. Additionally, there will be a weekly, 45-minute discussion section at a time to be determined.