6 weeks 6 credits
Details to be announced by November of 2018
Explore a rich and diverse Jewish language and culture, No previous background of any kind is required.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Hold a basic conversation like a native speaker;
- Read a Yiddish newspaper or text with the aid of a dictionary;
- Write about a variety of topics and in a variety of formats (letters, poems, scripts, etc.)
- Be familiar with Yiddish culture from Eastern Europe through present-day Canada including music, literature, theatre and film.
For more information or to be added to our emailing list and receive details when they are available, please contact the instructor: Prof. Rebecca Margolis, associate professor in the Vered Jewish Canadian Studies Program: rmargoli@uOttawa.ca
The Vered Jewish Canadian Studies Program at the University of Ottawa presents its 2019 Yiddish Summer Institute, an intensive summer program that covers a full year of introductory Yiddish in six weeks (Introduction to Yiddish Language and Culture, YDD 1901 and YDD 1902)
THis COURSE will be of interest to students:
- who require Yiddish language reading knowledge for their research;
- who are interested in Yiddish performance of theatre or music;
- for whom Yiddish is a family or heritage language;
- who want to learn more about Eastern European Jewish culture ;
- who wish to be able to translate out of or into Yiddish;
- who seek to be creative in Yiddish;
- who enjoy learning new languages.
Mature students are welcome.
No previous background is required.