Foreign Language Courses

Spend Your Summer Learning a New Language

Berkeley Summer Sessions offers an extensive language program with 15 different languages from which to choose. Use the summer to fulfill a major requirement, brush up on a second language or introduce yourself to a whole new world. Our language courses range from introductory to advanced and are offered in multiple sessions to best fit your schedule. Learning a new language can open up academic and career opportunities for the rest of your life.

Enrollment is open to Berkeley students as well as visitors.

  • Learn a new language
  • Fulfill requirements
  • Prepare for professional networking
  • Open your world to new cultures
  • Financial aid may be available


Berkeley's CalCentral course scheduling system (SIS) is in transition. For the most up to date course information, check back in December 2017 for current Schedule of classes.


2016 Intensive Foreign Language Courses

Summer Sessions offers a unique set of language courses designed for language immersion over a short period of time. These courses focus on vocabulary, writing and speaking. Our Intensive Language courses condense a semester or a year's worth of language content (5-10 units) into the shortened summer session.

German Greek
Latin Persian

Interested in English as a Second Language courses? Visit the Summer English Language Studies program.