LANGUAGE TRAINING INSTITUTE

Learn a language — speak with the world

The Language Training Institute (LTI) at Simon Fraser University 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.

The Institute offers language courses in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), German, Japanese, Persian, Punjabi, and Spanish. Training in other languages are offered in support of field schools or student exchanges as needed.

PLANNING YOUR FALL 2019 COURSES?

The course list and placement interview schedule for Fall 2019 course offerings are now out. Students who are unsure about their proficiency level in a language should attend a placement interview with the course instructor before they register for courses.

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About LTI

We are committed to making language learning at SFU a challenging and rewarding experience. 

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Languages Offered

Our language courses open up new perspectives and opportunities. Broaden your mind with LTI. 

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Advising

Questions about course enrollment and program offerings? Let us help you.

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Employment

Our instructors are experts in language and teaching methodologies, with many years of experience and wide cultural knowledge.

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