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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Yiddish I (Yiddish 301)

Location: 
Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) authorized proctor sites.
Length: 

Varies; offered as a proficiency examination program administered through the Torah Accreditation Liaison.

Dates: 
August 2005 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

To prepare for the examination, candidates must be able to understand main ideas and most details of discourse on a variety of topics; grasp most of the finer points of texts containing a wide variety of grammatical structures; master subordinate clauses at all levels of complexity; complete more complex writing tasks, requiring them to express emotions, opinions and abstract ideas, hypothesize, support arguments, and write summaries displaying organizational ability and a vocabulary sufficient for adequate self-expression. Candidates must demonstrate good control of verb morphology in all tenses for common verbs and correct use of the infinitive form; some ability to use the future tense and a strong ability to narrate personal experiences.

Instruction: 

Proficiency exam: The proficiency exam process is intended to measure a body of knowledge that candidates have acquired through prior learning experiences.  Self-Study Format: Students are expected to master recommended readings and study  guide materials. The Yiddish course focuses on practical skills and the ability to communicate and understand modern Yiddish. Major content areas include: a range of grammatical structures and a fairly wide general vocabulary and is selected to test for an ability to express ideas through multi-paragraph texts on a wide range of topics. NOTE: Candidates are only eligible to take the Advanced Yiddish exam upon passing the intermediate exam or after successful completion of an intermediate level course in Yiddish.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Yiddish (12/05) (3/12 revalidation) (3/17 revalidation). NOTE: A discrete credit recommendation has been established for each language proficiency examination. Some academic institutions may limit the amount of credit that students may earn in this subject area due to certain degree requirements.

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