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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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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

  • Robert Spurzem

    Robert Spurzem

    My decision to begin German in the fall quarter, freshman year, was first made because of the UCLA language requirement and supported by my interest in my German heritage. From the beginning, I always knew I wanted to go abroad for a year and Germany was my top choice as it would provide me with an opportunity to interact with my German relatives and, with the help of the language courses offered at UCLA, a... 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...