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Modern Yiddish II (YID-102)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced).

December 2022 - Present.

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Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: to properly apply rules for conjugating verbs in past and future tense; to recognize verbs which have irregular changes in certain conjugations; to properly apply rules to express past habitual, reflexive and passive; to properly apply rules for unstressed prefix verbs, converbs, and periphrastic verbs; to properly decline unique adjectives; to recognize proper word order in sentences; to properly use the comparative and superlative for adjectives and adverbs; to properly use basic Yiddish idioms; to properly express both fulfillable and unfulfilled conditions and relative clauses; to develop Yiddish vocabulary in areas such as food, travel, time, commerce, weather, work, basic modern technology, as well as numbers and dates; and to be able to conduct proper and understandable Yiddish conversation.


This learning experience is designed to help students are to build on the basics of the Yiddish language learned in Modern Yiddish (YID-101). Students will master the formation of verbs in past and future, in addition to present. Students are also introduced to the proper usage of unstressed prefix verbs, converbs, and periphrastic verbs.  Formation of comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs is included, as well the format with which to express conditional statements and relative clauses, use of the passive form, use of the reflexive, and many other rules of the Yiddish language. Students will also learn more Yiddish vocabulary and idioms which should prepare them to conduct basic conversation and comprehend basic texts.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 8 semester hours in Yiddish, Judaic Studies, or Language (12/22).