Cost: $200


"My son had a great teacher, and really loved the class. The environment, the cultural aspect, the added connection to what he has heard at home, the learning of the language - it was all wonderful."

-Summer 2013 parent


"My child liked meeting new kids and learning about her heritage."

-Summer 2013 parent


"I loved how small the class was! It felt like a really tight-knit desi family."

-Student of Hindi, Summer 2011


"I believe there were many enjoyable aspects of the program: being on the UCLA campus, the instructor, the activities in addition to the language work (dancers, musicians, field trip to Russian businesses). This was my child's first ever language class and we were quite pleased with his work and the experience. And he enjoyed himself."

-Summer 2013 parent

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UCLA offers a language day camp for high school students who speak, understand and/or hear Persian and Russian at home and want to learn to read, write and expand their listening and speaking skills. Beginning Persian and Russian language camps are also offered.

For summer 2014, camp will be held from July 7-24,
Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm. The cost is $200.

We accept all levels of heritage language students in our camp. Please email us or call us at (310) 825-2510 if you have any questions.

  • 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 Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Hindi, Italian, Persian, and Russian- speaking people.
  • 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.
  • Align curriculum with California and ACTFL standards and guidelines, to incorporate best teaching practices, such as differentiated instruction.
  • Use technology for language learning to stimulate active and exciting learning.
  • Use authentic materials to simulate real-life language experience.