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: Gina White
Student Affairs (graduate & undergraduate): Kerry Allen
Fund Management/Purchasing/Reimbursements: Dacia Imakura
Academic Personnel/Payroll: Teresa Gonzalez
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

Graduate Courses for 2019-2020

The graduate courses for the European Languages and Transcultural Studies in the 2019-2020 school year have been confirmed. Click Learn More to see what courses will be offered.

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Student Testimonials

  • Noorvik Minacian

    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 my high school education in Germany and graduated from the “Gymnasium” with the “Abitur” degree. After being accepted as an... 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...