UCLA students have access to high-quality online and videoconferenced language courses from other UC campuses.

University of California campuses offer an extensive selection of languages. The UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching and UCLA Center for World Languages use distance learning and videoconferencing technologies to bring together students and faculty from various campuses to study less-commonly taught languages.

  • Undergraduate students request enrollment using the UC Simultaneous Enrollment Application.
  • Graduate students enroll though the Intercampus Exchange Program.
  • Non-UC students may enroll with consent of instructor through UCLA Extension.

Consult the Registrar’s Office on the respective campus for details about where to obtain an enrollment form and for policies that apply to simultaneous enrollment on each campus.

UCLA Classes Spring 2017

Spring quarter instruction begins April 3 and ends June 9, 2017.

Scandinavian 3. Elementary Swedish. (4 quarter units)

Discussion, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 2. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCLA lecturer Eva Karlsson Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 to 9:50 a.m. in 122 Haines Hall.

Scandinavian 105C. Intermediate Swedish. (4 quarter units)
(Formerly numbered 105.) Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 105B. Readings, composition, and conversation in Swedish. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCLA lecturer Lotta Weckstrom Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in a location to be announced.
International and Area Studies M5C. Elementary Nahuatl. (4 quarter units)

(Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M5C and Indigenous Languages of the Americas M5C.) Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course M5B. Introduction to Aztec language of central Mexico. Coverage of basic Nahuatl grammar, with equal emphasis on reading, writing, conversation, and comprehension. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCLA Professor Kevin Terraciano Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 to 11:50 a.m. in 270 Powell Hall and videoconferenced to UC San Diego and Stanford.

International and Area Studies M15C. Intermediate Nahuatl. (4 quarter units)

(Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M15C and Indigenous Languages of the Americas M15C.) Lecture, four hours. Enforced requisite: course M15B. Taught primarily in Nahuatl. Examination of Nahuatl (Aztec) language of central Mexico at intermediate level. Coverage of Nahuatl grammar, with equal emphasis on reading, writing, conversation, and comprehension. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCLA Professor Kevin Terraciano Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 to 11:50 a.m. in 270 Powell Hall and videoconferenced to Stanford.

UC Berkeley Classes Spring 2017

Spring semester instruction begins January 17 and ends May 5, 2017.

Danish 1B. Beginning Danish. (4 semester units)
Language instruction, three hours; computer laboratory, one hour. Development of basic elements of communicative competence in both spoken and written language within cultural context. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCB lecturer K. Møller Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and videoconferenced to 270 Powell Library Building.
Scandinavian 100B. Intermediate Scandinavian Languages (Danish). (4 semester units)
Language instruction, two hours; lecture, one hour. Requisite: 100A. In context of inter-Scandinavian communication, acquisition of oral proficiency necessary to function in authentic situations of language use with respect to grammatical, functional, and sociolinguistic skills in target language (Danish). P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCB lecturer Karen Møller Tuesday and Thursday from 11 to noon and videoconferenced to 270 Powell Library Building.
Khmer 100B. Intermediate Khmer. (5 semester units)
Lecture, five hours. Requisite: course 100A. Reading of roadside signs, scholarly articles, and entire Khmer novel. Topics include current events in Cambodia, Cambodian history and politics, and basic overview of traditional Khmer literature. Work on projects in groups with other students, such as preparation and performance of play based on sections of modern Khmer novel. Independent research project on topic of student choice and presentation of research to peers, entirely in Khmer. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCB lecturer Frank Smith Monday and Wednesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 5:00 p.m. and videoconferenced to 270 Powell Library Building.

UC Berkeley Classes Fall 2016

Fall instruction begins September 22 and ends December 1, 2016.

Danish 1A. Beginning Danish. (4 semester units)
Language instruction, three hours; computer laboratory, one hour. Development of basic elements of communicative competence in both spoken and written language within cultural context. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCB lecturer K. Møller Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and videoconferenced to 270 Powell Library Building.
Khmer 100A. Intermediate Khmer. (5 semester units)
Lecture, five hours. Requisites: courses 1A and 1B or equivalent. Building of spoken proficiency, with emphasis on everyday storytelling and expression of emotions, feelings, and opinions. Reading of progressively difficult authentic Khmer texts, including folk tales and newspaper articles. Study of important patterns and structures in Khmer grammar and morphology to gain foundation in formal spoken Khmer, express opinions and positions, form arguments, and learn to discuss variety of topics with educated Khmer speakers. Discussion of Khmer religion, village culture, news, and advertising. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCB lecturer F. Smith Monday through Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and videoconferenced to 270 Powell Library Building.
Scandinavian 100A. Intermediate Scandinavian Languages (Danish). (4 semester units)
Language instruction, two hours; lecture, one hour. Requisite: Danish 1B. In context of inter-Scandinavian communication, further development of communicative competence, reading and writing abilities, and cultural understanding in target language (Danish). P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCB lecturer K. Møller Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon and videoconferenced to 270 Powell Library Building.

UCLA Classes Winter 2017

Winter quarter instruction begins January 9 and ends March 17, 2017.

International and Area Studies M5B. Elementary Nahuatl. (4 quarter units)
(Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M5B and Indigenous Languages of the Americas M5B.) Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course M5A. Introduction to Aztec language of central Mexico. Coverage of basic Nahuatl grammar, with equal emphasis on reading, writing, conversation, and comprehension. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCLA Professor Kevin Terraciano Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 to 11:50 a.m. in 270 Powell and videoconferenced to Stanford and UC San Diego.
International and Area Studies M15B. Elementary Nahuatl. (4 quarter units)
(Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M15B and Indigenous Languages of the Americas M15B.) Lecture, four hours. Enforced requisite: course M15A. Taught primarily in Nahuatl. Examination of Nahuatl (Aztec) language of central Mexico at intermediate level. Coverage of Nahuatl grammar, with equal emphasis on reading, writing, conversation, and comprehension. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCLA Professor Kevin Terraciano Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 11:50 a.m. in 270 Powell and videoconferenced to Stanford.
Scandinavian 2. Elementary Swedish. (4 quarter units)
Discussion, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 1. P/NP or letter grading. Taught Monday through Thursday from 9 to 9:50 a.m. in 1040 Public Affairs Building.
Scandinavian 105B. Intermediate Swedish. (4 quarter units)
(Formerly numbered 5.) Lecture, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 105A. P/NP or letter grading. Taught Monday through Thursday from 10 to 10:50 a.m. in 1040 Public Affairs Building.
Swahili 2. Elementary Swahili. (4 quarter units)
(Formerly numbered African Languages 1B.) Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 1. Major language of East Africa, particularly Tanzania. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCLA lecturer Olga Ivanova Monday through Friday from 9 to 9:50 a.m. in 1343 Public Affairs Building and videoconferenced to UC Santa Barbara.

UCLA Classes Fall 2016

Fall quarter instruction begins September 22 and ends December 2, 2016.

International and Area Studies M5A. Elementary Nahuatl. (4 quarter units)
(Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M5A and Indigenous Languages of the Americas M5A.) Lecture, five hours. Introduction to Aztec language of central Mexico. Coverage of basic Nahuatl grammar, with equal emphasis on reading, writing, conversation, and comprehension. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCLA professor K. Terraciano Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 to 11:50 a.m. and videoconferenced to Stanford.
Scandinavian 1. Elementary Swedish. (4 quarter units)
Discussion, four hours. P/NP or letter grading. Monday through Thursday at 9 a.m. in 1040 Public Affairs Building and videoconferenced to UC San Diego.
Scandinavian 105A. Intermediate Swedish. (4 quarter units)
(Formerly numbered 4.) Lecture, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 3. P/NP or letter grading. Monday through Thursday at 10 a.m. in 2121 Bunche Hall.
Swahili 1. Elementary Swahili. (4 quarter units)
(Formerly numbered African Languages 1A.) Lecture, five hours. Major language of East Africa, particularly Tanzania. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCLA lecturer O. Ivanova Monday through Friday at 9 a.m.

Distance Learning Resources for Faculty

Distance learning courses connect students and faculty real-time to sites outside UCLA, including other universities and institutions around the world. Through the use of videoconference technology, participants at both sites can see and hear each other, and multi-site conferencing is available to enable students at three or four different locations to take the same course together. Distance learning courses and videoconferencing can take place wherever there is a network connection to the Internet, which includes 80 percent of general assignment classrooms at UCLA. In addition, there are facilities on campus dedicated for use as distance learning classrooms and for videoconferencing. Faculty interested in offering a distance learning class can contact Don Roby at 310-206-7449 or send e-mail to vidcon@ucla.edu.