Languages Taught at Berkeley
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Berkeley Language Center
The Berkeley Language Center (BLC) is a department in the Division of Arts and Humanities of the College of Letters and Science. The BLC’s mission is to support the learning and teaching of heritage and foreign languages on the Berkeley campus. Students have access to Weekly Film Clips offered in 15 languages, Online Language Lessons, and Lecture Series.
The Berkeley Study Abroad Program offers opportunities to study in over 45 countries for one semester, for one year or for the summer.
Given the increasing globalization of the world, living abroad helps expand students' understanding of diverse, culturally rooted attitudes and behaviors. Studying abroad enhances cross-cultural awareness, competency, and adaptability. Students find that living and studying abroad expands their perspective, improves critical thinking, increases independence and better prepares them for a career in an increasingly competitive world.
Interested students should obtain the relevant information early in the semester preceding the one in which they plan to go abroad from the Berkeley Study Abroad office, located in 160 Stephens Hall, 510-642-1356, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students should consult with their Undergraduate Adviser before going abroad (whether through Berkeley Study Abroad or through non-UC sponsored programs) in order to determine whether their program of study will count toward their degree program(s).
Departments and the Languages They Teach
African American Studies Department
Chichewa, Swahili, Wolof, Zulu
Celtic Studies Department
Breton, Irish (Modern), Irish (Old and Middle), Welsh (Middle), Welsh (Modern), Welsh (Old)
Greek (Ancient), Greek (Modern), Latin
East Asian Languages and Cultures Department
Chinese, Japanese, Kanji, Korean, Mandarin, Tibetan
Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Teaching and Resource Center
English as a Second Language
American Indian, American Sign Language, Creole, Pidgin
Near Eastern Studies Department
Akkadian, Arabic, Aramaic, Avestan, Egyptian, Hebrew (Biblical), Hebrew (Modern), Hittite, Iranian, Pahlavi, Persian, Persian (Middle), Sogdian, Sumerian, Turkish, Ugaritic
Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norse (Old), Swedish
Slavic Languages and Literature Department
Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slavic (Old Church)
South and Southeast Asian Studies Department
Bengali, Filipino, Hindi, Indic, Khmer, Malay/Indonesian, Punjabi, Sahitya, Sanskrit, Sastraic, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Urdu, Vedic, Vietnamese