development now is a animated Yiddish educational
program that is using modern high tech graphics to teach
the Yiddish language. The program and website is called
"Yiddishpop." The language is taught in a fun way using
animations, games and quizzes.
The program is based on the ideas of the late linguist,
Naomi Prawer Kadar, who helped to create the educational
system at the website, brainpop.co.uk. This system used
special techniques to teach variety of subjects from
Science to Maths. Yiddishpop is adapting these
techniques to teach Yiddish.
According to the Yiddishpop website, "Dr. Kadarís dream
was to develop an educational Yiddish program" and "In
her memory and honour, her family undertook the
development of YiddishPOP."
Yiddishpop teaches some of the Yiddish basics
effectively to adults and especially affective to
children. There are no English translations on its audio
and its a good method for beginners.
However the site on has 2 chapters currently online and
its officially still in its Beta testing. The potential
is laid for a really good Yiddish language program
however the only doubt is whether many extra chapters
will be added to teach enough of the language.
For now its famous among the small online Yiddish
networks but hopefully it can grow and get popular
enough among the wider Jewish community that it can be a
big boost in the revival of Yiddish among younger
generations of Jews and Non-Jewish enthusiasts.