Due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), UCLA has moved from in-classroom instruction to on-line platform teaching. The Department of Germanic Languages has cancelled all upcoming events. Departmental staff will be working remotely until further notice. Please communicate your needs via e-mail to the following staff members:

Department Management/Budget Requests/Grant Proposals: Feng Huang
Student Affairs (graduate & undergraduate): Kerry Allen
Fund Management/Purchasing/Reimbursements: feng Huang
Academic Personnel/Payroll: Julie Tran
Programming/Reimbursements: Liya Kunnathuparambil and Vanessa Carlos
Office Coordination/Purchase Orders/Shipping/Deliveries: Ashley Mahan
Technical Support/On-line teaching assistance: Xavier Ramirez

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this uncertain time!

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

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Statement in support of Black Lives Matter

June 9, 2020

Statement in support of Black Lives Matter, Black students, scholars, and instructors at UCLA, and other Black members of the UCLA community

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Student Testimonials

  • Elisabeth Diaz

    Elisabeth Diaz

    I have always had a passion for other cultures and languages. For me it is like discovering a whole new world, but I never thought I would end up majoring in German. I actually wanted to take French in high school, but it was full and since I already spoke Spanish I ended up taking German. At the beginning, I hated it; the gender, cases, vocabulary, and getting used to the fact that my name... Read more

Featured Courses

  • German 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature

    Instructor: Renata Fuchs

    Lecture/screenings, five hours; discussion, one hour. History of Holocaust and its present memory through examination...