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 with the Registrar’s Office on each campus for details about enrollment forms, policies that apply to enrollment, and registration procedures. For application of credit toward degree requirements and Simultaneous UC Enrollment application approval, contact the respective College or school student services office.
UCLA Classes Fall 2022
Fall quarter instruction begins Thursday, September 22 and ends Friday, December 2, 2022.
International and Area Studies M6A. Elementary Amharic. (4 quarter units)
(Same as African American Studies M9A.) Lecture, five hours. Course M6A is requisite to M6B, which is requisite to M6C. Introduction to Amharic, Semitic language that is official language of Ethiopia. Coverage of basic Amharic grammar, with equal emphasis on reading, writing, conversation, and comprehension. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCLA lecturer A. Adhanom, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in 3315 Rolfe Hall.
International and Area Studies M7A. Elementary Yoruba. (4 quarter units)
(Same as African American Studies M7A.) Lecture, five hours. Course M7A is requisite to M7B, which is requisite to M7C. Introduction to Yoruba, one of major languages of West Africa, which is spoken widely throughout southwest Nigeria, Benin, and Togo. Coverage of basic Yoruba grammar, with equal emphasis on reading, writing, conversation, and comprehension. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCLA lecturer M. Adegbola, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 to 8:20 p.m. in A60 Kaplan Hall.
Scandinavian 1. Elementary Swedish. (4 quarter units)
Discussion, four hours. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCLA lecturer E. J. Karlsson, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 to 10:40 a.m. online.
Swahili 1. Elementary Swahili. (4 quarter units)
Lecture, five hours. Major language of East Africa, particularly Tanzania. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCLA lecturer S. Achesah, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 6:50 p.m. in A74 Haines Hall.
Yiddish 101A. Elementary Yiddish. (4 quarter units)
Lecture, four hours. Introduction to grammar; instruction in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCLA lecturer M. Koral, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 to 11:50 a.m. in 136 Kaufman Hall.
UC Berkeley Classes Fall 2022
Fall semester instruction begins Wednesday, August 24 and ends Friday, December 9, 2022. Burmese and Khmer instruction begins Thursday, September 22.
Burmese 100A. Intermediate Burmese. (5 semester units)
Lecture, five hours. Students speak Burmese using basic sentence structures, conjunctions, and modifiers to discuss history, literature, music, and current events. Reading and writing of simple literary-style paragraphs describing daily activities, food, travel, family life, home life, and pop culture. Letter grading. Taught by UCB lecturer K. Wong, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Friday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. online.
Khmer 1A. Elementary Khmer (5 semester units)
Lecture, five hours. Intended for nonnative speakers of Khmer with no oral or aural comprehension in language. Offers command of basic structures of standard spoken Cambodian, and tools for reading and writing elementary texts. Students gain foundation in survival spoken Khmer through use of computer-based materials, textbook, and communicative practice. Memorization of question-and-answer exchanges in Khmer that students are likely to encounter in modern Cambodia. Topics include greetings; speaking to teachers and elders, and discussing language learning; talking about family and personal history; and food. Students learn Khmer alphabet and important sight-words, and to read and write simple sentences on everyday topics. Students learn important basic behaviors and courtesies necessary for smooth interaction in Khmer society and culture. Letter grading. Taught by UCB lecturer F. Smith, Monday through Friday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. online.
Khmer 100A. Intermediate Khmer (5 semester units)
Lecture, five hours. Requisites: courses 1A, 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. Letter grading. Taught by UCB lecturer F. Smith, Monday through Thursday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. online.
Khmer 101A. Advanced Khmer (3 semester units)
Lecture, three hours. Preparation: two years of Khmer or consent of instructor. Continuation of themes and goals of course 100B. Focus on same broad topics—religion, traditional culture, and language of public information (news and advertising)—with more advanced vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary for discussion of these topics with educated native speakers, and reading of more advanced texts dealing with these topics. Also includes reading and analysis of historical folk tales, learning to discuss rice-farming cycle, and acquisition of tools to discuss research and development work in Cambodia at sophisticated level. Letter grading. Taught by UCB lecturer F. Smith, Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. online.