Due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), UCLA has moved from in-classroom instruction to on-line platform teaching. Departmental staff will be working remotely until further notice.

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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

Statement in support of Black Lives Matter

June 9, 2020

Statement in support of Black Lives Matter, Black students, scholars, and instructors at UCLA, and other Black members of the UCLA community

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Student Testimonials

  • Megan Sonderegger

    Megan Sonderegger

    I started learning German in high school solely for the purpose of learning the language well enough to be able to communicate with my relatives in Germany who couldn’t speak English. As I took more classes, I began to fall in love with both the language and the culture. After searching for the perfect subject to major in I had decided on German because it was a topic that had always interested and fascinated me.... 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...