UCLA High School Language Program



In summer 2016, UCLA will offer special language classes for high school students who speak, understand and/or hear Armenian, Japanese, Korean, Persian or Russian at home and want to learn to read, write and expand their listening and speaking skills. The classes offer a fun and challenging opportunity to study the home language and meet other heritage speakers from the greater Los Angeles area.


  • Improve your knowledge of your home language and learn to value your bilingual heritage
  • Use classroom immersion in the heritage language to build comprehensive language skills.
  • Build connections between students and family members through the oral histories project, in which students conduct interviews with family and community members.
  • Foster an appreciation for various genres of texts, including fiction, poetry, current events, and contemporary and traditional film and arts.
  • Cultivate a love and appreciation for world cultures as well as the many diaspora cultures in Los Angeles.
  • Encourage a lifelong connection to the ideas, history and cultures of other languages.
  • Foster an appreciation for world cultural traditions, holidays, dance, food, music and art.
  • Nurture friendships by building strong classroom bonds.
  • Encourage parent and community involvement through community events and social gatherings, including a program-wide film festival and exhibition.
  • Use technology for language learning to stimulate active and exciting learning.
  • Use authentic materials to simulate real-life language experience.

Classes will be held from July 5 – 28 (first week will begin Tuesday July 5), Monday – Thursday 9am – 2pm. The cost is $200.

All levels of heritage language students are accepted. For more information, visit www.hslanguages.ucla.edu/hslanguages/home/162741. Please email or call at (310) 825-2510 if you have any questions.