A workshop on Yiddish verbs!
with Katerina Kuznetsova
Verbs are probably the trickiest part of speech in Yiddish. Apart from three times, each of them having its own peculiarities, there are in/separable prefixes (arayngeyn – ikh gey arayn), participles (the ones that end with -dik but not just they), and such a unique thing as verb aspects.
When you know all the possibilities of the Yiddish verbs, you can significantly enrich your speaking and writing skills. This knowledge opens doors for a better understanding of classical Yiddish literature.
The workshop will help you organize all the information about the verbs. We will move from the basics to more complicated and advanced topics.
Part 1. Infinitive, present, past, and future tense. Regular and irregular verbs.
Part 2. Periphrastic verbs. Separable and inseparable prefixes.
Part 3. Participles. Aspects of verbs.
Apart from work in the class, you will get homework to master the information. You will also receive the materials used during the lesson.
When: Saturday, October 21, at 8 a.m. PT (10:00 a.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. ET, 4:00 p.m. in the UK, 5:00 p.m. in most of Europe)
Sunday, October 22 and Saturday, October 28. 9 a.m. PT (11:00 a.m. CT, 12:00 p.m. ET, 5:00 p.m. in the UK, 6:00 p.m. in most of Europe)
Cost: $60 Early Bird (available until October 7) and students (with a university or college ID) / $75 for general admission.
In order to obtain the student discount, please upload your university or college ID as a PDF, JPG or PNG file by using the form below.
Where: Online via Zoom
Instructor: Katerina Kuznetsova
Katerina Kuznetsova has been teaching Yiddish (language, grammar, and literature) since 2020.
She was born in Moscow where she studied Literature, Pedagogics, and Religious Studies. In 2016, Katerina graduated from the MA program in Yiddish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She lives in Berlin, where she co-founded the initiative Yiddish.Berlin – a group of artists and activists that organises cultural events involving Yiddish literature and culture.
This workshop is for you,
- If you learn Yiddish on any level: from very beginners to intermediate and higher,
- If you are an advanced speaker and want to get a deeper understanding of Yiddish grammar,
- If you translate from Yiddish and want to understand better the rare grammar constructions with verbs,
- If you want to write in Yiddish on a professional level,
- If you are a Yiddish teacher and want to get life hacks how to explain this theme to your students
Yiddish enthusiasts of all levels are welcome!