VCE Yiddish Report

VCE Yiddish Report

VCE Yiddish Report

Sholem Aleichem College Community Education Centre

It was long our dream to have students learning Yiddish at secondary school level. Though Sholem Aleichem is a primary school in which students learn Yiddish from pre school age to grade 6, we were always concerned that once they left the school their knowledge of Yiddish would fade. We therefore began to offer Yiddish to high school students through Sholem Aleichem College community Education Centre. In fact we now, for the past 5 years, have offered Yiddish as a VCE subject to our former students and also to adults who wanted to improve and develop their Yiddish. This is the realisation of our dream.

We were extremely pleased with the overall results but more importantly that all our students had a very positive experience, with some desiring to continue Yiddish at an even higher level.

Below are our 2014 statistics.

In 2014 Sholem Aleichem College Community Education Centre ran 3 classes for VCE students

One – a high school class included 2 students who sat units 3& 4 and 2 students who studied units 1 & 2.

2 adult classes were run as well, which began with 14 students of which 13 completed the year and 11 sat for the final written and oral exam

Throughout the year there were 33 sessions held for 3 hours each in the adult classes.

In class 3- sessions were for 2 hours twice a week and students participated in an intensive Yiddish retreat for 3 days and also attended intensive sessions during the school term breaks

  Number of students Completion rate % Attendance rate % Grades for unit 3 outcomes Grades for unit 4 outcomes Examination


Study scores

Class 1 9 100 94 Range 33-45 Range 34-47 Range 21-40
Class 2 4 ( +1 student left during the year) 4 out of 5= 80% 92 Range 20-45 Range 37-47 Range 18-39
Class 3 2 100% 92 Range 30-42 Range 37-46 Range 26-34