Languages

Study world languages

SFU's Department of World Languages and Literatures (WLL) offers comprehensive preparation in several major world languages which students can undertake as part of a World Literature Major or Honors Program.

Learning a new language leads you to a different way of seeing the world, opening possibilities for cultural understanding and the exchange of ideas. Our department's language courses enable you to communicate in daily situations with the language you have learned. In addition to gaining a strong understanding of how the language works, you will be introduced to the rich and complex cultures of the people who use the language.

Learn languages at WLL

Arabic

Chinese

German

Greek

Italian

Japanese

Persian

Punjabi

Spanish

Even more options to study languages at SFU

Put your language course work towards a minor and/or certificate. 

Language courses - Fall 2022

Arabic

ARAB 100 D100    Introductory Arabic I     TBA Sessional      Wed, Fri     10:30 AM - 12:20 PM       

ARAB 110 D100    Introductory Arabic II    TBA Sessional      Wed, Fri     2:30 PM - 4:20 PM    

Chinese

CHIN 100 - Mandarin Chinese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 100 B100 Billie Ng
TBA
Location: TBA
CHIN 100 B101 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
CHIN 100 B102 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7300, Burnaby
CHIN 100 B103 Billie Ng
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby

CHIN 110 - Mandarin Chinese II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 110 B100 Billie Ng
TBA
Location: TBA
CHIN 110 B101 Billie Ng
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby

CHIN 190 - Heritage Mandarin Chinese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 190 B100 Cynthia Xie
TBA
Location: TBA
CHIN 190 B101 Cynthia Xie
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby

CHIN 200 - Mandarin Chinese III

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 200 B100 Billie Ng
TBA
Location: TBA
CHIN 200 B101 Billie Ng
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby

CHIN 290 - Heritage Mandarin Chinese III

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 290 B100 Cynthia Xie
TBA
Location: TBA
CHIN 290 B101 Cynthia Xie
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10051, Burnaby

CHIN 330 - Intermediate Chinese for Business I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 330 B100 Jia Fei
TBA
Location: TBA
CHIN 330 B101 Jia Fei
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby

CHIN 390 - Advanced Chinese Reading

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 390 OL01 Cynthia Xie
TBA
Location: TBA

CHIN 460 - STT - Text and Screen: Chinese Fiction and Film

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 460 B100 Jia Fei
TBA
Location: TBA
CHIN 460 B101 Jia Fei
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby

German

GERM 100 - Introductory German I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GERM 100 D100 Claudia Hein
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
GERM 100 D200 Claudia Hein
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
GERM 100 D300 Claudia Hein
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby

GERM 110 - Introductory German II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GERM 110 D100 Claudia Hein
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
GERM 110 L100 Claudia Hein
TBA
Location: TBA

GERM 200 - Intermediate German I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GERM 200 D100 Claudia Hein
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby

GERM 300 - Advanced German: Composition and Conversation

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GERM 300 D100 Claudia Hein
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby

Greek

GRK 100 - Introductory Modern Greek I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GRK 100 B100 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
TBA
Location: TBA
GRK 100 B101 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
Mo 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby

GRK 111 - Introductory Modern Greek II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GRK 111 B100 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
TBA
Location: TBA
GRK 111 B101 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
We 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
GRK 111 L100 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
TBA
Location: TBA

GRK 200 - Intermediate Modern Greek I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GRK 200 B100 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
TBA
Location: TBA
GRK 200 B101 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2530, Burnaby

Italian

ITAL 100 - Introductory Italian I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
ITAL 100 B100 Elena Caselli
TBA
Location: TBA
ITAL 100 B101 Elena Caselli
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Location: TBA
ITAL 100 B102 Elena Caselli
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Location: TBA
ITAL 100 B103 Elena Caselli
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Location: TBA

ITAL 110 - Introductory Italian II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
ITAL 110 B100 Vlad Vintila
TBA
Location: TBA
ITAL 110 B101 Vlad Vintila
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby

Japanese

JAPN 100 - Japanese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 100 D100 Naoko Takei
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D200 Naoko Takei
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D300 Naoko Takei
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D400 Naoko Takei
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D500 Naoko Takei
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 6229, Burnaby
JAPN 100 E100 Naoko Takei
Tu, Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby

JAPN 110 - Japanese II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 110 D100 Chie Furukawa
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
JAPN 110 D200 Chie Furukawa
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
JAPN 110 D300 Chie Furukawa
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8648, Burnaby

JAPN 200 - Japanese III

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 200 D100 Chie Furukawa
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby

JAPN 210 - Japanese IV

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 210 D100 Chie Furukawa
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby

JAPN 300 - Intermediate Japanese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 300 E100 Naoko Takei
We, Fr 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver

Punjabi

PUNJ 100 E900        Introductory Punjabi I       TBA Sessional       Tu, Th       4:30 PM - 6:20 PM              

Spanish

SPAN 100 - Introductory Spanish I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
SPAN 100 B100 Isabel Mayo-Harp
TBA
Location: TBA
SPAN 100 B101 Isabel Mayo-Harp
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
SPAN 100 B102 Isabel Mayo-Harp
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
SPAN 100 B103 Isabel Mayo-Harp
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
SPAN 100 L100

SPAN 110 - Introductory Spanish II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
SPAN 110 B100 Camilo Monje Pulido
TBA
Location: TBA
SPAN 110 B101 Camilo Monje Pulido
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
SPAN 110 B102 Camilo Monje Pulido
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby

SPAN 200 - Intermediate Spanish I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
SPAN 200 B100 Isabel Mayo-Harp
TBA
Location: TBA
SPAN 200 B101 Isabel Mayo-Harp
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby

SPAN 301 - Advanced Spanish Grammar and Writing

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
SPAN 301 D100 Isabel Mayo-Harp
TBA
Location: TBA