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

  • Emily Xu

    Emily Xu

    Minoring in German was one of the best decisions I made as an undergraduate. I always had a passion for foreign languages and I was biased towards German because my father was once a German-Chinese translator. The small class size and daily meetings of introductory German courses at UCLA allowed me to build a strong language foundation and made me comfortable with publically speaking German. Through the upper division courses, I had the opportunity to... 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...