modern, innovative, pleasant and easy-to-use set of Yiddish Workbooks
for Beginners by Frida Grapa-Cielak, that has become a great help
for teachers, as well as for parents and grandparents devoted
to preserving Yiddish and teaching Mame-loshn as a first
or second language.
has been a source of pleasure and enjoyable moments to both, beginners
and teachers, who have used it and are using it throughout the
world: in Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, Israel, Mexico,
South Africa and many states in the USA where Yiddish is taught.
originally intended and designed for children, has also proven
to be an easy tool to initiate older students -even adults- into
Yiddish when properly adjusted to their levels by their Lerers
Workbook is one unit. It was divided in a set of three volumes
for practical purposes: to facilitate its use and to allow the
students to write, draw, paste, or do cut outs on them.
workbooks follow the order of the Yiddish alphabet. There is a
sequence to the three books, which have similar covers in different
colors: green, red and blue. The vocabulary is extensive, mostly
illustrated by simple drawings, short phrases, poems and songs.
the three workbooks you will find brief instructions or suggestions.
There is also a Teacher's Guide in Yiddish or English- for ARELE
It will provide mentors with working tools on how to start teaching
with the ARELE
method. It offers very detailed follow-up instructions and recommendations.
The suggested working guidelines provide lerers, lererkes,
tate-mames or bobe-zeydes with some explicit ideas
on how to work with the other two volumes.
and 3, as a tool in the teaching of Yiddish will enable
you to develop your own creativity and will give you and your
students a great feeling of achievement.
was created for the benefit of our beloved Yiddish-loshn
students, and I am sure you will enjoy working with it as much
as I enjoyed creating it!