Study at UCLA
UCLA and Los Angeles together provide an unparalleled opportunity for you to study languages in the contexts in which they are lived. Los Angeles is one of the most diverse cities in the World, with well over 200 languages spoken by its residents. UCLA mirrors the city with one of the most diverse student populations in the nation and over 40 languages regularly taught on campus.
Language study at UCLA takes many forms – including traditional classroom-based instruction, summer language intensives, travel study, and distance learning. The Center and affiliated academic departments also sponsor special seminars, institutes and workshops focused on such topics as heritage languages, language pedagogy, graduate teaching assistant training, and teaching through technology.
- Languages taught at UCLA
- Advanced English Language Instruction
- Tailored ESL and Teacher Education Programs
- Travel Study Programs
- Education Abroad Programs
Certificate in Teaching Foreign/Heritage Languages
The graduate-level certificate in foreign/heritage language teaching, issued by the UCLA Center for World Languages, will enhance UCLA graduate students' prospects both for employment upon graduation and for further graduate study in language education or related fields. Students who earn the certificate will acquire skills needed to teach languages, administer foreign/heritage language programs, develop curriculum/materials effectively, and develop language assessment measures in an informed manner.
Baltic Studies Summer Institute
The Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) was founded in 1994 and is at present partially funded by a consortium of several American universities: UCLA, Harvard University, the University of Illinois, Indiana University, the University of Iowa, the University of Michigan, the University of Texas-Austin, the University of Washington, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Center for World Languages at the University of California, Los Angeles, will host the Baltic Studies Summer Institute in the summer of 2007.