Photo credit: Patricia Wiley

Photo credit: Patricia Wiley

Languages Offered

  • Afrikaans

    Afrikaans is a West Germanic language and is spoken in South Africa by approximately 6... Read More

  • Dutch

    Modern Dutch is a West Germanic language (and, as such, a sister language of Modern... Read More

  • German

    German is a West Germanic language within the Indo-European family of languages and, as such,... Read More

  • Yiddish

    Yiddish has been taught at UCLA for well over 30 years. UCLA is one of... Read More

Student Testimonials

  • Marika Malinovska

    Marika Malinovska

    I started studying German because of its large business opportunities. I study economics and German economy is fascinating because it has been through a lot of changes, hyperinflation, expansions and depressions, and still today is one of the strongest economies in the world. German classes not only teach the language, but also the German history and culture which is very rich and interesting.  The German classes that I was taking helped me understand historical changes... Read more

Featured Courses

  • German 174: Advanced Study of Contemporary Literature and Culture

    Instructor: Yasemin Yildiz

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 152 or 153. Grandparents: Negotiating History, Memory, and Identity Across...

  • German 112: Feminist Issues in German Literature and Culture

    Instructor: Maite Zubiaurre

    Lecture, three hours. Taught in English. Analysis of major issues in German feminism today (e.g.,...

  • German 261: Seminar – Contemporary Literature: Migration and Memory

    Instructor: Yasemin Yildiz

    This course draws on both cultural memory studies and on migration studies in order to...