Language Training

The Language Training Institute provides an introduction to major world languages  and cultures. Under the guidance of expert instructors using innovative methods, students in our classes engage in extensive practice with the essentials of language  and gain insight into the cultures of those language communities.

Is the Language Training Institute for you?

Students interested in international travel, study, or business will have a real advantage if they learn an additional language. Upon  completion of a language program, our students typically are able to  communicate and function effectively in everyday situations. Our  language courses open up new perspectives and opportunities: learn a languageā€“speak with the world.

Areas of Study

Supported by the SFU Linguistics Department, the Language Training Institute offers language courses in Chinese (Mandarin), German,  Modern Greek, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese and Spanish. Training  in other languages are offered in support of field schools or student exchanges as needed, and the Institute also provides online and distance education. What can you do after studying at the Language  Training Institute? Knowing an additional language enhances study,  travel, and work opportunities immeasurably. In an era of global industry  and communication, individuals who can demonstrate fluency and understanding of other languages and cultures are extremely valuable in all kinds of settings.

Where can the Language Training Institute take me?

  • Interpretation and Translation
  • Tourism
  • Marketing
  • International Trade
  • Consulting firms
  • International trade specialist or diplomat
  • Small business
  • Government policy analyst or researcher
  • Public Service Commission of Canada
  • Law and international organizations
  • Language/ESL Teacher
  • Public administration
  • Foreign Service Worker,
  • Immigration Officer
  • International development agencies and organizations
  • Education and academia

Get in Touch

For more information about the Language Training Institute visit us online at: www.lti.sfu.ca/