About the Program

The learning of languages other than English is a crucial component of humanistic inquiry and essential to fostering global literacy in our students and to bringing international diversity to the University of California, Irvine. The mission of the Humanities Language Learning Program (HLLP) is to support the learning of languages other than English, provide instruction in languages not associated with undergraduate or graduate degree programs, foster intellectual and pedagogical connections between the fields of applied linguistics and the humanities, and provide local and national leadership in raising the profile and prominence of language learning as an integral part of a university education in a rapidly-changing, globally interconnected world.

Currently, the Humanities Language Learning Program offers language courses in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Vietnamese as well as culture and civilization courses focusing on various aspects of these cultures.