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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 Winter 2022

Winter quarter instruction begins Monday, January 3 and ends Friday, March 11, 2022.

Indigenous Languages of the Americas 5B. Elementary Nahuatl. (4 quarter units)

(Formerly numbered 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 lecturer J. Falce-Robinson, Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:50 a.m. in 270 Powell Library Building.

Indigenous Languages of the Americas 15B. Intermediate Nahuatl. (4 quarter units)

(Formerly numbered 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 lecturer J. Falce-Robinson, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 to 11:50 a.m. in 270 Powell Library Building.

Indigenous Languages of the Americas 115B. Advanced Nahuatl. (4 quarter units)

(Formerly numbered M115B.) Lecture, four hours. Requisite: course M115A. 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 lecturer J. Falce-Robinson, Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. in 270 Powell Library Building.

International and Area Studies M6B. Elementary Amharic. (4 quarter units)

(Same as African American Studies M9B.) Lecture, five hours. Requisite: course M6A. 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 11:00 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. in 1337 Public Affairs Building.

International and Area Studies M7B. Elementary Yoruba. (4 quarter units)

(Same as African American Studies M7B.) Lecture, five hours. Requisite: course M7A. 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 122 Haines Hall.

Scandinavian 2. Elementary Swedish. (4 quarter units)

Discussion, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 1. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCLA lecturer E. J. Karlsson, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 to 10:40 a.m. online.

Yiddish 101B. Elementary Yiddish. (4 quarter units)

Lecture, four hours. Requisite: course 101A. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCLA lecturer M. Koral, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 to 11:50 a.m. online.

UC Berkeley Classes Spring 2022

Spring instruction begins Tuesday, January 18 and ends Friday, May 6, 2022.

Burmese 100B. Intermediate Burmese. (5 semester units)

Lecture, five hours. Requisite: course 100A. 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. Excerpts from contemporary short stories, classic poems, news headlines, and song lyrics to understand difference between spoken and written Burmese. Production of verses, character sketches, and essays in both spoken and literary style in supportive environment. 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 1B. Introductory Khmer. (5 semester units)

Lecture, five hours. Requisite: course 1A. Study of everyday standard Khmer. Vocabulary and common personal exchanges with some opportunity to improvise and talk about interests in Khmer. Topics include transportation and directions, work, religion, health, and conducting daily life in Cambodia. Students learn to read simple authentic texts such as folk tales, personal letters, forms, and roadside signs. Students continue study of culturally appropriate behavior in context of Khmer culture and how these are expressed in spoken language and one's actions. Letter grading. Taught by UCB lecturer F. Smith, Monday through Friday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. online.

Khmer 100B. Intermediate Khmer. (5 semester units)

Lecture, five hours. Requisite: course 100A. Students learn to read 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. Preparation and performance of play based on sections of modern Khmer novel. Independent research project and presentation on topic of choice. Letter grading. Taught by UCB lecturer F. Smith, Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. online.

UCLA Classes Fall 2021

Fall quarter instruction begins Thursday, September 23 and ends Friday, December 3, 2021.

Indigenous Languages of the Americas 5A. Elementary Nahuatl. (4 quarter units)

Lecture, five hours. Course 5A is enforced requisite to 5B, which is enforced requisite to 5C. 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 and Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:50 a.m. in 270 Powell Library Building, and videoconferenced to Stanford.

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 5:30 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. online.

International and Area Studies M15A. Intermediate Nahuatl. (4 quarter units)

(Same as Chicana/o and Central American Studies M1A and Indigenous Languages of the Americas M15A.) 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 K. Terraciano, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 to 11:50 a.m. in 270 Powell Library Building, and videoconferenced to Stanford.

International and Area Studies M115A. Advanced Nahuatl. (4 quarter units)

(Same as Chicana/o and Central American Studies M162A and Indigenous Languages of the Americas M115A.) Lecture, four hours. Requisites: courses M15A, M15B, M15C. Course M115A is requisite to M115B, which is requisite to M115C. 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 K. Terraciano, Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. in 270 Powell Library Building, and videoconferenced to Stanford.

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.

UC Berkeley Classes Fall 2021

Fall semester instruction begins Wednesday, August 25 and ends Friday, December 10, 2021. Burmese and Khmer instruction begins Thursday, September 23.

Burmese 1A. Introductory Burmese. (5 semester units)

Lecture, four hours. Introduction to modern Burmese. Offers basic knowledge of Burmese by developing core competencies in Burmese script and spoken language. Supplies foundational vocabulary, grammar, and spoken and aural comprehension skills; and basic proficiency in written script. 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., and videoconferenced to 270 Powell Library Building.

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. 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. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCB lecturer F. Smith, Monday through Friday from 2:00 to 3:00 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 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., and videoconferenced to 270 Powell Library Building.

Khmer 101A. Advanced Khmer 3 semester units

Lecture, three hours. 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. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCB lecturer F. Smith, Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., and videoconferenced to 270 Powell Library Building.