Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) for Beginners: Home, City and Natural World


During this course, students will become familiar with the vocabulary and basic grammar necessary to describe their home, city, and the natural world. We will read short texts, using both the Latin alphabet and a little bit of Rashi script, write our own poems or microfictions, and sing songs. We hope that this contact with Ladino and Sephardic culture will be enjoyable!

When: Thursdays, starting on Thursday,  June 8  at 12:00-1:00 p.m. PT (2:00-3:00 p.m. CT, 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET), ending on Thursday July 13. 


Early bird (until June 1), $120 for 6 sessions or an individual class for $25

General admission (after June 1), $132 for 6 sessions or an individual class for $30  

Where: Online via Zoom

Instructor: Dr Agnieszka August-Zarębska

Agnieszka August-Zarębska is an assistant professor at the Taube Department of Jewish Studies of the University of Wrocław (Poland). She is a specialist in Spanish and Judeo-Spanish contemporary poetry. Her current research concerns 20th and 21st-century poetry in Judeo-Spanish, Sephardic children’s literature and Judeo-Spanish postvernacular culture. At her University she teaches Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) language, History and Culture of Sephardic Jews and Sephardic Literature. Moreover, she gave several lectures and workshops at festivals of Jewish culture in Poland as well as on-line for CIDiCSef in Buenos Aires, Cátedra de Estudos Sefarditas Alberto Benveniste (University of Lisbon), Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.