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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 II (Yiddish 302)

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

Varies; offered as a proficiency examination or self-study format. 

Dates: 
August 2006 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

To prepare for the examination, in addition to the intermediate Yiddish objectives, candidates must be able to understand a variety of ideas and all details of discourse on a variety of topics; grasp the finer points of texts containing a wide variety of grammatical structures; Speaking and Listening - candidates must be able to understand complete spoken sentences in a wide variety of contexts; work out the meaning of longer utterances which demand accurate understanding of stories, news articles, etc.; answer aural questions in Yiddish after listening to an advanced level recording. Reading and Writing - candidates must be able to consistently translate texts on advanced subjects; work out the meaning of longer passages using textual cues; identify all past, present, and future tense forms of frequent verbs in all Yiddish verb patterns, thereby grasping the chronological sequence of events; meet practical and social writing needs on a variety of topics;and  translate an advanced level Yiddish text into English, translate an advanced level English text into Yiddish.

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: The Yiddish course focuses on practical skills and the ability to communicate and understand modern Yiddish. Content covered includes 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 (12/06) (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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