Yaaana specializes in tailor-made one-to-one and small group Yiddish Language courses for individuals and corporate clients alike.

Here are a few reasons why this promises to be a week not to be missed this summer

  • This is the only opportunity in the UK to immerse yourself in the deep and inspiring world of Yiddish culture for a whole week through language, literature, song and film with interesting and like-minded people of all ages and from all backgrounds.
  • You will have the privilege of working with some of the UK and Europe’s top educators and performers. No matter what your level in Yiddish whether a beginner or a budding linguist, professional singer or amateur enthusiast, you will benefit from the width and breath of program on offer through the week, both day and night.
  • The language and song schools run parallel during the week. Sessions for the week include reading, writing and speaking Yiddish, song master classes, concerts, film and discussion of the Yiddish scene in London and beyond.
  • The program is based at YAAANA, the heart of Ethnomusicology and the study of world cultures in San Diego, California. What better chance to combine meeting an eclectic bunch of Yiddish enthusiasts with exploring one of North America’s finest capital cities.

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) General Yiddish

Yiddish lessons of this type are broader and are aimed towards students with a variety of requirements. While all beginner level students will cover survival Yiddish – needed for short visits to countries where English isn’t widely spoken, or if you wish to ‘go local’; those studying Yiddish usually go in different directions at this point, depending on what they need. Those who have benefited from these Yiddish classes have been those investing in or buying property overseas, those married to overseas nationals, people setting off on a round-the-world trip, enthusiasts in Yiddish culture, and those enthusiastic to pass a specific exam in Yiddish

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) Business Yiddish

These Yiddish Lessons are intended for people who really need to learn Yiddish to help make that difference in their work. For beginners, it will be useful to learn greetings and basic business etiquette, at higher levels reading and then writing become more important. Typical students include those involved in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, jobseekers in multinational companies where an additional language is required, and those working with international colleagues, academia and government. Even on our most basic lesson for Beginners, students should expect to end the lesson with basic Telephone Yiddish and e-mail Yiddish skills for communications as well as Survival Yiddish required for short visits to a country.

Face-to-Face Closed (Private) Group General or Business Yiddish

Those wishing to learn Yiddish in groups of 2 or more together (Two-to-One Yiddish Lessons or Small Group In-Company Yiddish Lessons) can sign up for our group classes. All students must be at nearly the same level of Yiddish proficiency, must have the same needs from the language, and must be able to study at the same time and place as the others. Bookings must be made for all students simultaneously. Listen & Learn do not propose group sizes or more than 6-8 people, but In-Company Taster Yiddish Lessons can occur with up to 12 people.

Face-to-Face Open Group General Yiddish Lessons

The Yiddish lessons are also available for 2 or more people studying together (Two-to-One Yiddish Lesson or Small Group In-Company Yiddish Lesson). All participants must have the same level, the same business or general language needs and be able to study at the same time in the same location. The booking must be made for all participants at the same time. Listen & Learn do not recommend group classes of more than 6-8 people although In-Company Taster Yiddish Lessons can be run with up to 12 people.

Skype Online 1-to-1 (Individual) General or Business Yiddish

Our native-speaking qualified Yiddish teachers can guide you and your group  at your work or at home, at a time convenient to you. Classes can take place on any day of the week – even weekends – morning, afternoon or evening. If needs be, if meeting at your office or home is not suitable, you can take your lessons at the trainer’s office. Study materials are supplied for you

Skype Online Group (Closed or Open) General or Business Yiddish

2 or more people can benefit studying Yiddish together as these Yiddish lessons are also offered to groups (Two-to-One Yiddish Lesson or Small Group In-Company Yiddish Lesson). Every student must have the same degree of knowledge of the language, the same business or language needs and the ability to study at the same time and place as everybody else. The booking has to be made for all students at the same time. Listen & Learn do not advocate group sessions of more than 6-8 people, though Taster Yiddish Lessons can be experienced by up to 12 people.

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Here are a few reasons why this promises to be a week not to be missed this summer 2019

  • This is the only opportunity in the UK to immerse yourself in the deep and inspiring world of Yiddish culture for a whole week through language, literature, song and film with interesting and like-minded people of all ages and from all backgrounds.
  • You will have the privilege of working with some of the UK and Europe’s top educators and performers. No matter what your level in Yiddish whether a beginner or a budding linguist, professional singer or amateur enthusiast, you will benefit from the width and breath of programms on offer through the week, both day and night.
  • The language and song schools run parallel during the week. Sessions for the week include reading, writing and speaking Yiddish, song master classes, concerts, film and discussion of the Yiddish scene in London and beyond.

It spans the ancient and contemporary global musical culture of the Jews, and makes it relevant to today’s mainstream British cultural, academic and social life through a broad range of performances and educational programms.