Learn the Klingon Language For Your Next Vacation On Qo'noS

Class Dates

March 07, 2022 to April 04, 2022

Meeting Days

Mondays, 5:30- 7:30pm


The Loft Cinema



Course Instructor(s)

Course Description

In this course, we will learn a little of the Klingon language, from the (unfortunately fictional) Star Trek universe.  We will also learn about the principles Marc Okrand used to create the Klingon language, including how he made it in some ways like a human language, and in others different from a typical or even possible human language.  We will learn some Klingon pronunciation and grammar and a little bit of introduction to linguistics, and then we'll see how much we can understand of some of the Klingon language used in Star Trek.  We'll also learn a few good insults in Klingon, like how to say "Your ship is a garbage scow," as well as useful phrases like "Where do you keep the chocolate?"  We'll also explore how learners of Klingon here on Earth have taken the language further, for example by translating pop songs and Shakespeare into Klingon.  Join us and prepare for your next vacation on Qo'noS, the Klingon homeworld. Qapla'! (Success!) 

Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, and Star Trek: Discovery are all registered trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. No copyright infringement is intended through the display of content on this site. All copyrighted material is included under “fair use” principles. Star Trek Minutiae is not endorsed, sponsored or affiliated with CBS Studios Inc. or the Star Trek franchise.

Course Format

Registered community members will meet with Professor Warner for five in-person sessions on the following Mondays from 5:30 to 7:30 PM: March 7,14, 21, 28 and April 4.


Online registration for this course opens on Monday, December 6, 2021, at 10 a.m. After registration, participants will receive instructions about how to access the course online.


Refunds are available and need to be requested before the second class meeting (March14). To drop a class, please contact Stephanie Noriega at 520-626-0626 or sbs-communitymatters@email.arizona.edu.  A $25 administrative fee for each cancellation will apply.

Location & Parking

This class will be held in person at the Loft Cinema.