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HEBR7819 - Introduction to Judeo-Spanish and its Literature
Value: 1.0 course unit
Teaching structure: The class will be taught over two terms on Tuesdays 2-4 p.m. The module will consist of lectures, interactive language work in class and reinforcement of language work through texts of both folk and religious literature as well as works of renowned Judeo-Spanish authors.
Assessment: continuous language work (written course work): 50%; written examination (3 hours): 50%.
Available to: This module is only available to 2nd year single honours students. You will need to seek permission from the SELCS undergraduate tutor, Dr Isabelle Moreau
This module is aimed at students who want to immerse themselves into a language and
culture of a specific Jewish group such as the Sephardim or Spanish Jews. The module is intended mainly for students of the Department of Hebrew and Jewish
Studies but it is also open to other departments, particularly to students of
the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies due to the existing
historical, linguistic and cultural links between the Sephardim and the Iberian
Peninsula. Knowledge of Hebrew is not required. The module corresponds to
levels A1-A2, according to CEFR, which means acquiring basic grammar structures
of Judeo-Spanish through different literary texts; poetry, theatre and
For more information please contact the Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies.