YIVO Yiddish Club: Yiddish Duolingo and Learning Yiddish Today with Meena-Lifshe Viswanath, Isac Polasak, and Dovid Braun
Nu, vilst redn a bisele yidish? A new event for Yiddish enthusiasts the world over, the YIVO Yiddish club is an informal monthly gathering to celebrate mame-loshn. Hosted by Shane Baker, sessions will take place in English, though will be liberally peppered with Yiddish. Each month Baker will be joined by a different guest who will discuss their work and a related Yiddish cultural theme. In the spirit of a club, sessions will be held as interactive zoom meetings in which participants can see and hear one another. Each session will include ample time for audience questions, group discussion, and, time permitting, knock-down, drag-out arguments. Attendees need not know any Yiddish to attend, though some familiarity with the language is highly recommended.
This session features Yiddish Duolingo creators Meena-Lifshe Viswanath and Isac Polasak, and YIVO's Summer Program Academic Director, Dovid Braun, for a discussion about methods and resources for learning Yiddish today, and decisions about dialects and other pedagogical questions that arise when teaching and learning Yiddish.