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

  • Ben Fisher

    Ben Fisher

    I began learning German at the age of 15. My grandfather had spoken German at home before the outbreak of World War II, and I wanted to explore my family’s heritage, which was at the time largely a mystery to me.  I had no idea then that studying German would change my life. Inspired by my teachers’ love of German literature and culture, I entered UCLA as a German major. From the very beginning, I... Read more

Courses in English

  • German 56: Figures Who Changed the World: Cosmopolitanisms within a Global Context

    Instructor: David D. Kim

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Taught in English. Introduction to strains of German philosophy...

  • Yiddish 10: From Old World to New: Becoming Modern as Reflected in Yiddish Cinema and Literature

    Instructor: Miriam Koral

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Use of media of Yiddish cinema (classic films and...

  • German 110: Special Topics in Modern Literature and Culture

    Instructor: Yasemin Yildiz

    Lecture, three hours. Taught in English. Content varies with instructor and may include works by...

  • Honors 84: Conflicts between Languages

    Instructor: Robert S. Kirsner

    Seminar, three hours. Introduction to potentially conflict-ridden language situations in three countries abroad and discussion...