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

  • Mirthe Ophoff

    Mirthe Ophoff

    Hi everyone! I am Mirthe Ophoff ’17, and majored in Economics with minors in Accounting and German. In 2015, I transferred to UCLA with some basic German courses behind me, where my counselors recommended to balance two major courses with one elective. German 152, a contemporary conversation and composition class, still had space, and I enrolled, not knowing what to expect. It opened my mind. In the fall of 2015, the refugee crisis had started... 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...

  • 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...