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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Modern Yiddish (YID-101)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

April 2019 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: demonstrate proficiency in the following grammatical rules: word pronunciation (vocalized and non-vocalized); indefinite and definite articles; non-possessive and possessive adjectives; present, past and future tenses; conjugation of verbs within sentences; sentence structure and word order; prefixes and suffixes; identification of root words.  Students prove comprehension of written texts through translation exercises and by answering questions based on the texts; write short compositions that adhere to the basic grammatical rules of Yiddish and sentences as full responses to aural exercises.  In order to achieve the above goals of comprehension and composition, students must successfully acquire a basic vocabulary of at least 500 words.


This course provides students with an introduction to the basic structures and vocabulary of Yiddish. Students develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Yiddish. Instructional methods include: study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Yiddish, Judaic Studies, Language, Religion, or Eastern European Studies (4/19).