Yiddish test (semester 2)

The Yiddish language test will last an hour and consist of the following:

  1. a short aural comprehension test  (English questions and answers to a Yiddish recording)            15%
  2. a fill-in-the-gap text            15%
  3. a reading comprehension (Yiddish text with questions in English)            20%
  4. a text in which you’ll be asked to underline loshn-koydesh words            15%
  5. a short text that tests your YIVO transliteration skills            15%
  6. a short text that tests your command of cursive script (you will be asked to copy a short printed text into cursive)            20%

If you have a question about this examination, please raise it below in the comment field.

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2 responses to “Yiddish test (semester 2)

  1. Alexandra Andow

    [please note: this comment is now out of date and was posted in relation to the 2012-13 delivery of this module; please check any advice given here against the latest version of the module documentation]

    If we underline words which aren’t loshn-koydesh in the LK section, will we lose marks?
    Many thanks,
    Alexandra

    • Ian Biddle

      [please note: this comment is now out of date and was posted in relation to the 2012-13 delivery of this module; please check any advice given here against the latest version of the module documentation]

      Hello Alexandra. Well you just won’t get a mark for it. I’ll tell you how many there are to find so you shouldn’t have more than that number.

      What I don’t want is for you to underline every other word in the hope that you’ll get all the loshn-koydesh words. 🙂

      Best wishes

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