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

  • Rose Zarghani

    Rose Zarghani

    I was always interested in learning German since I can remember. My family had fled from Iran during the Iran-Iraq war and built a new life in Germany. Years and years later, they still remained in Hamburg as the family continued to grow there. Having been born there and having so many family members there, I had an affinity towards the sounds of the language. I moved to the U.S. when I was two, but... 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...