Abstract

This article relates experiences I have had in teaching spoken Judeo-Spanish at Ben-Gurion University in the Negev during a four-year period. The course itself was given in Merkaz Eliachar.

I describe two courses offered for one semester; the first is for beginners and the second is for advanced students. Both courses attempt to integrate the two sides of language learning: form and content, rules for reading and writing, grammar and syntax, all explained through proverbs, songs, stories, modern poetry, and more.

I use language manuals which I myself have written and published, one for beginners and another for advanced students along with vocabulary lists and Judeo-Spanish verb charts.

The orthography used in my courses and language manuals is the system of Latin letters developed by the magazine Aki Yerushalayim. Rules for the use of accents have been adopted from norms in contemporary Spanish.

Additional Information

ISSN
1534-5165
Print ISSN
0882-8539
Pages
pp. 55-57
Launched on MUSE
2001-07-01
Open Access
No
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