Student Testimonials

Naseem Summer Fazeli

I started learning German in high school and I immediately fell in love with the language and its structure. At UCLA, I was able to get credit for my high school work and pursue a German Minor. The department here provides an amazing variety of courses, including a German linguistics course which allowed me to…

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Emily Galloway

I started UCLA as an engineering student, but soon found myself missing the conversational and collaborative environment of my high school German classes. So, I decided to take German 5 at UCLA. I liked it so much, I eventually took enough courses to have a minor, then decided not to stop until I had my…

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Noorvik Minacian

My personal experience with the German language and the German culture began as an immigrant in 1990, when I was two years old. My family and I arrived as refugees from Iran to Germany in 1990. In Germany, we lived for seventeen years until we moved to the United States in 2007. Thus, I finished…

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Sara Levy-Lambert

Being enrolled in German courses at UCLA allowed me to rediscover my love for the language, culture and country that I left behind when I moved to New York from Frankfurt ten years ago. My first upper division German course was challenging to say the least, as it made me realize how much of the…

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Steven Armstrong

I enjoyed these classes so much that I continued past the language requirement of German 3 and went on to complete German 4, 5, and 6 the following year. At this point, I was developing as much of a relationship with the graduate students who lectured us as much as my fellow students. With such good experiences already, at that point I made the best decision of my academic career and went on to participate in the Travel Study program to Vienna, Munich, and Berlin through the German department.

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