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

  • Meagan Martin

    Meagan Martin

    Studying German has been an extremely rewarding experience for me, largely thanks to my time as a student of the inspiring professors of the Department of Germanic Languages at UCLA. As a young opera singer, languages play an extremely prominent role in my profession, both for the repertoire itself and for communication with the multicultural casts and production teams. Germany and Austria are clear leaders in the number of opera performances each year, so I... Read more

Featured Courses

  • German 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature

    Instructor: Todd Presner

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

  • German 152: Conversation and Composition on Contemporary German Culture and Society I

    Instructor: David D. Kim

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 6. Taught in German. Structured around themes as they emerge...

  • German 212: Contemporary Literature and Culture

    Instructor: David D. Kim

    Lecture, three hours. Analysis of current cultural issues and their relation to literary production and...