Courses in Yiddish Spring 2021
Information and guidance
Yiddish is one of Sweden's official national minority languages and Lund University is the only university in Scandinavia that offers teaching and conducts research about Yiddish language, literature and culture.
A new generation of Yiddish-speaking researchers and teachers is helping to revitalize the language in the 21st century. The teaching consists partly of language studies and partly of cultural courses that examine the rich Yiddish literature and Ashkenazi-Jewish history and culture.
Courses spring 2021:
Our courses are taught in english and on distance and we very much welcome people from everywhere to apply. But please note that you will have to pay a fee for the education if your not a citizen of a EU country.
Apply on October 15 at the latest.
Language and literature courses
- Language and Literature, Beginner's Course II, 15 ECTS (part time, distance)
The second of our two beginner courses for you who are interested in starting to learn to speak, write and read Yiddish and be able to take part in a rich and unique culture. To be eligible, you must have read our first beginner's course.
- Language and Literature, Level 1 B, 15 ECTS (part time, distance)
The second of our two introduction level courses in Yiddish for those who have completed the beginner courses. To be eligible, you must have read our first introduction course.
In addition to our language-focused courses, we also provide one or two courses focusing on culture each semester. They are courses that do not require any prior knowledge of the Yiddish language and deal with different aspects of Jewish cultural history, with a focus on Yiddish culture and literature.
- The Golden Age of Yiddish Cinema: An Introduction to Jewish Culture, 15 ECTS (part time, distance)
Get acquainted with the Yiddish-speaking culture through nine historical films that illuminate the development of Jewish culture during the 20th century in various ways.
Learn more about Yiddish as and academic subject and our education here.
If you have any questions please contact our Academic Advisor.