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 2021

Arabic

ARAB 100 - Introductory Arabic I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
ARAB 100 D100 Sessional
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Chinese

CHIN 100 - Mandarin Chinese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 100 D100 Jia Fei
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHIN 100 D102 Jia Fei
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
CHIN 100 D103 Jia Fei
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
CHIN 100 D700 Jia Fei
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHIN 100 D701 Jia Fei
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

CHIN 110 - Mandarin Chinese II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 110 D100 Jia Fei
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHIN 110 D101 Jia Fei
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby

CHIN 190 - Heritage Mandarin Chinese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 190 D100 Cynthia Xie
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
TBA
AQ 5025, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

CHIN 200 - Mandarin Chinese III

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 200 D100 Sessional
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby

CHIN 290 - Heritage Mandarin Chinese III

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 290 D100 Cynthia Xie
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
TBA
AQ 5035, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

CHIN 330 - Intermediate Chinese for Business I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 330 D100 Jia Fei
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHIN 330 D101 Jia Fei
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby

CHIN 390 - Advanced Chinese Reading (Advanced Chinese Reading)

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 390 C100
Distance Education

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 2531, Burnaby
GERM 100 D200 Claudia Hein
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
GERM 100 D300 Claudia Hein
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby

GERM 110 - Introductory German II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GERM 110 D100 Claudia Hein
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby

GERM 200 - Intermediate German I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GERM 200 D100 Claudia Hein
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby

Greek

GRK 100 - Introductory Modern Greek I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GRK 100 D100 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
GRK 100 D101 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

GRK 111 - Introductory Modern Greek II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GRK 111 D100 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
GRK 111 D101 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

GRK 200 - Intermediate Modern Greek I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GRK 200 D100 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
GRK 200 D101 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

GRK 211 - Intermediate Modern Greek II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GRK 211 D100 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
GRK 211 D101 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Italian

ITAL 100 - Introductory Italian I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
ITAL 100 D100 Vlad Vintila
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
ITAL 100 D101 Vlad Vintila
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
ITAL 100 D102 Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby

ITAL 110 - Introductory Italian II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
ITAL 110 D100 Elena Caselli
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
ITAL 110 D101 Elena Caselli
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

ITAL 200 - Intermediate Italian I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
ITAL 200 D100 Sessional
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
ITAL 200 D101 Sessional
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby

ITAL 400 - Topics in Italian Literature: Contemporary Prose, Poetry and Theatre (Contemporary Italian Prose, Poetry, Theatre)

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
ITAL 400 D100 Elena Caselli
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
ITAL 400 D101 Elena Caselli
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Japanese

JAPN 100 - Japanese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 100 D100 Chie Furukawa
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D200 Chie Furukawa
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
HCC 1500, Vancouver
JAPN 100 D300 Chie Furukawa
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
JAPN 100 D700 Chie Furukawa
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 100 E700 Chie Furukawa
Tu, Th 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

JAPN 110 - Japanese II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 110 D100 RIMA IBATA
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
JAPN 110 D200 RIMA IBATA
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
JAPN 110 D700 RIMA IBATA
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

JAPN 200 - Japanese III

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 200 D100 Eri Hato
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby

JAPN 210 - Japanese IV

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 210 D100 RIMA IBATA
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby

JAPN 301 - Intermediate Japanese II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 301 D100 Chie Furukawa
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby

Persian

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PERS 100 D100 Introductory Persian I Sessional
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Punjabi

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PUNJ 100 E900 Introductory Punjabi I Sessional
Tu, Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Spanish

SPAN 100 - Introductory Spanish I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
SPAN 100 D100 Isabel Mayo-Harp
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
SPAN 100 D101 Isabel Mayo-Harp
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
SPAN 100 D102 Isabel Mayo-Harp
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
SPAN 100 D700 Isabel Mayo-Harp
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
SPAN 100 D701 Isabel Mayo-Harp
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

SPAN 110 - Introductory Spanish II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
SPAN 110 D100 Isabel Mayo-Harp
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
SPAN 110 D101 Isabel Mayo-Harp
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
SPAN 110 D102 Isabel Mayo-Harp
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
SPAN 110 D700 Isabel Mayo-Harp
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
SPAN 110 D701 Isabel Mayo-Harp
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

SPAN 200 - Intermediate Spanish I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
SPAN 200 D100 Isabel Mayo-Harp
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
SPAN 200 D101 Isabel Mayo-Harp
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby