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Foreign Languages at UCLA

A list of languages offered at UCLA. The list is organized according to the department in which languages are offered.

Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean

South & Southeastern Asian Languages:

  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Tagalog
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

English Department

  • Yiddish
Department of French and Francophone Studies
  • French

Department of Germanic Languages

  • Afrikaans
  • German
  • Dutch

Italian Department

  • Italian

Department of Linguistics


African Languages:

  • Hausa
  • Swahili
  • Wolof
  • Zulu

Indigenous Languages of the Americas:

  • Quechua (with collaboration of the Latin American Center and Department of Applied Linguistics and TESL)

Department of Near East Asian Languages & Cultures

  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • Bashkir
  • Hebrew
  • Persian
  • Turkish
  • Uzbek

Scandinavian Section

  • Danish
  • Finnish
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

  • Czech
  • Hungarian
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian/Croatian
  • Ukrainian

Department of Spanish & Portuguese

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Catalan

Department of Applied Linguistics and TESL

  • English as a Second Language

Ancient Languages Taught at UCLA

Classics Department:

  • Classical Latin
  • Medieval Latin
  • Ancient Greek
  • Mycenaean Greek
  • Graduate Seminar Latin (242) incorporates material from: Oscan, Umbrian, South Picene and other ancient Italic dialects (Volscian, Paelignian, etc.)
  • Venetic
  • Messapic
  • Etruscan
  • Ancient Indo-European languages of Anatolia*: Hittite, Palaic, Luwian (both cuneiform and hieroglyphic), Lycian and Lydian.

*Taught in alternating years by Indo-European Studies and Classics

East Asian Languages and Cultures Department:

  • Classical Sanskrit
  • Vedic Sanskrit
  • Pali
  • Prakrits

English Department:

  • Old English
  • Old Irish
  • Medieval Welsh

Germanic Languages Department:

  • Gothic
  • Old High German
  • Old Saxon
  • Old Norse

Indo-European Studies:

  • Tocharian A and B (separate, but closely related, languages).
  • Ancient Indo-European languages of Anatolia*: Hittite, Palaic, Luwian (both cuneiform and hieroglyphic), Lycian, Lydian.

*Taught in alternating years by Indo-European Studies and Classics

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Department:

  • Akkadian
  • Egyptian
  • Coptic
  • Sumerian
  • Aramaic
  • Chagatay (Classical Uzbek)
  • Ottoman
  • Middle Turkic: Karakhanid, Khorazmian,
  • Mamluk-Kipchak, and Old Anatolian
  • Ugaritic
  • Phoenician
  • Classical Armenian

Slavic Department:

  • Old Church Slavonic
  • Graduate Seminar Introduction to Baltic Linguistics (251) incorporates material from: Common Slavic, Eastern Baltic Lithuanian, Eastern Baltic Latvian, Gothic, Western Baltic Prussian.

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