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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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Student Testimonials

  • Heather Smitelli

    Heather Smitelli

    The first German class I ever took was during my junior year of high school. I wanted to try something new that was different from the more commonly taught foreign languages in school. I had taken both French and Spanish for many years, but found myself completely discouraged at how unsuccessful I was at learning either of them. I even started to think that it was impossible for me to learn a foreign language at... 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...