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

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June 9, 2020

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Student Testimonials

  • Emily Abbott

    Emily Abbott

    I came into the German program with a German language background and some understanding of traditions and customs, but with little exposure to modern life and thought in Germany. What began as just a class to further my German language proficiency, turned into a newfound joy for the language, a decision to major in German language, and a shift in career trajectory towards international marketing. The German department at UCLA offers a surprisingly wide array... 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...