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

  • Megan Sonderegger

    Megan Sonderegger

    I started learning German in high school solely for the purpose of learning the language well enough to be able to communicate with my relatives in Germany who couldn’t speak English. As I took more classes, I began to fall in love with both the language and the culture. After searching for the perfect subject to major in I had decided on German because it was a topic that had always interested and fascinated me.... 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...