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Language Seminar 7: Reading our first Holocaust-themed text in Yiddish

In this seminar, we look at our first Holocaust-themed text together, and cover some key Holocaust vocabulary:

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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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