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 - Spring 2021

Arabic

ARAB 100 - Introduction to Arabic I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
ARAB 100 D100 Rastin Mehri
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Chinese

CHIN 100 - Mandarin Chinese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 100 D100 Billie Ng
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHIN 100 D200 Billie Ng
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHIN 100 D300 Billie Ng
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

CHIN 101 - Mandarin Chinese II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 101 D100 Billie Ng
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

CHIN 191 - Heritage Mandarin Chinese II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 191 D100 Cynthia Xie
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

CHIN 280 - Intensive Mandarin Chinese for Beginners III

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 280 D100 Cynthia Xie
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

CHIN 281 - Intensive Mandarin Chinese for Beginners IV

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 281 D100 Cynthia Xie
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

CHIN 390 - Advanced Chinese Reading (Advanced Chinese Reading)

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 390 C100
Distance Education

German

GERM 102 - Introductory German I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GERM 102 D100 Claudia Hein
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
GERM 102 D200 Claudia Hein
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
GERM 102 D300 Claudia Hein
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
GERM 102 L100 Claudia Hein
TBA
Location: TBA

GERM 103 - Introductory German II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GERM 103 D100 Claudia Hein
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

GERM 202 - Intermediate German II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GERM 202 D100 Claudia Hein
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Greek

GRK 191 - Modern Greek for Beginners Level I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GRK 191 D900 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

GRK 192 - Modern Greek for Beginners Level II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GRK 192 D900 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

GRK 291 - Modern Greek Intermediate Level I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GRK 291 D900 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

GRK 292 - Modern Greek Intermediate Level II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GRK 292 D900 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Italian

ITAL 100 - Introductory Italian I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
ITAL 100 D100 Elena Caselli
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
ITAL 100 D101 Elena Caselli
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
ITAL 100 D102 Elena Caselli
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

ITAL 101 - Introductory Italian II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
ITAL 101 D100 Vlad Vintila
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

ITAL 300 - Advanced Italian: Language and Culture

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
ITAL 300 D100 Elena Caselli
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Japanese

JAPN 100 - Introduction to Japanese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 100 D100 Naoko Takei
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D200 Naoko Takei
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D300 Naoko Takei
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D400 Naoko Takei
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D500 Chie Furukawa
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 100 E100 Naoko Takei
Tu, Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 100 E200 Naoko Takei
Tu, Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

JAPN 101 - Introduction to Japanese II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 101 D100 Chie Furukawa
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 101 D200 Chie Furukawa
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 101 D300 Chie Furukawa
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

JAPN 200 - Advanced Beginners' Japanese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 200 D100 Naoko Takei
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

JAPN 201 - Advanced Beginners' Japanese II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 201 D100 Chie Furukawa
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

JAPN 300 - Intermediate Japanese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 300 D100 Naoko Takei
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Persian

No courses offered

Punjabi

No courses offered

Spanish

SPAN 102 - Introductory Spanish I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
SPAN 102 D100 Isabel Mayo-Harp
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
SPAN 102 D101 Isabel Mayo-Harp
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
SPAN 102 D102 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
SPAN 102 D103 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

SPAN 103 - Introductory Spanish II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
SPAN 103 D100 Carolina Lemay
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
SPAN 103 D101 Carolina Lemay
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
SPAN 103 D103 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
SPAN 202 D100 Isabel Mayo-Harp
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
SPAN 202 D101 Isabel Mayo-Harp
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby