"The program really helped our child to improve their Russian skills. We're very pleased with this program and we would recommend it to our friends!"

Parent of Summer 2015 student

"The day I heard them say 'The class goes by so fast that we cut from lunch to have more time' I knew this was a once in a lifetime experience that these kids were lucky to have. It is an undiscovered treasure, and I hope more Armenian parents will take advantage of it."

Parent of Summer 2015 student

"Since the class ended, I've noticed that my daughters are more interested in their culture and heritage than they were before. They eagerly read Korean whenever they encounter it and readily speak Korean with their grandparents."

Parent of Summer 2015 student

"Teaching Farsi to high school graduates is an excellent idea. At a time that many of our youth are still deciding what to do with their future, your program gives them a chance to contemplate and think about their heritage and encourages them to learn more about it."

Parent of Summer 2015 student

We will not offer the Summer Language Program for the foreseeable future.

We thank you for your interest and understanding. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive program updates, please email us at hslanguages@ucla.edu.

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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.