"This was my son's first ever language class and we were quite pleased with his work and the experience. And he enjoyed himself."

Parent of Summer 2013 student

"The environment, the cultural aspect, the added connection to what he has heard at home, the learning of the language - it was all wonderful."

Parent of Summer 2013 student

"The best aspect of this program was that my daughter was able to comprehend the language right away and interact with other kids from the same culture."

Parent of Summer 2013 student

This class prepared my son for college-level courses, and he made many new friends. He is looking forward to taking the class again next year!

Parent of Summer 2013 student


This summer 2015, UCLA will offer special language classes for high school students who speak, understand and/or hear Armenian, 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.

For summer 2015, classes will be held from July 6-30,
Monday-Thursday 9am-2pm. The cost is $200.

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

Deadline to apply is June 15, 2015. Space is limited.

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  • 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.