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 2022

Arabic

ARAB 100 - Introductory Arabic I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
ARAB 100 D100 Rastin Mehri
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4120, Burnaby

Chinese

CHIN 100 - Mandarin Chinese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 100 B100 Billie Ng
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHIN 100 B101 Billie Ng
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
CHIN 100 B102 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
CHIN 100 B200 Billie Ng
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHIN 100 B201 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver

CHIN 110 - Mandarin Chinese II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 110 B100 Billie Ng
Jia Fei
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHIN 110 B101 Jia Fei
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby

CHIN 152 - Spoken Mandarin for Speakers of Other Chinese Dialects II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 152 B100 Jia Fei
TBA
Location: TBA
CHIN 152 B101 Jia Fei
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby

CHIN 191 - Heritage Mandarin Chinese II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 191 D100 Cynthia Xie
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHIN 191 D101 Cynthia Xie
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby

CHIN 200 - Mandarin Chinese III

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 200 B100 Billie Ng
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHIN 200 B101 Billie Ng
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby

CHIN 291 - Heritage Mandarin Chinese IV

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 291 D100 Cynthia Xie
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHIN 291 D101 Cynthia Xie
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
CHIN 291 L100 Cynthia Xie
TBA
Location: TBA

CHIN 300 - STT-Mandarin Chinese V

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 300 B101 Jia Fei
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby

CHIN 330 - Intermediate Chinese for Business I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 330 B100 Jia Fei
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHIN 330 B101 Jia Fei
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2268, 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
BLU 10901, 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 5048, 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 2122, Burnaby

GERM 210 - Intermediate German II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GERM 210 D100 Claudia Hein
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby

GERM 300 - Advanced German: Composition and Conversation

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GERM 300 D100 Claudia Hein
TBA
Location: TBA

Greek

No courses offered

Italian

ITAL 100 - Introductory Italian I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
ITAL 100 B100 Elena Caselli
TBA
Location: TBA
ITAL 100 B101 Elena Caselli
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
ITAL 100 B102 Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
ITAL 100 B103 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby

ITAL 110 - Introductory Italian II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
ITAL 110 D100 Vlad Vintila
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
ITAL 110 D101 Vlad Vintila
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

ITAL 200 - Intermediate Italian I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
ITAL 200 B100 Gianluca Oluic
TBA
Location: TBA
ITAL 200 B101 Gianluca Oluic
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby

Japanese

JAPN 100 - Japanese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 100 D100 Chie Furukawa
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D200 Chie Furukawa
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
HCC 2945, Vancouver
JAPN 100 D300 Chie Furukawa
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
HCC 1510, Vancouver
JAPN 100 D400 Chie Furukawa
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
JAPN 100 E100 Chie Furukawa
Tu, Th 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby

JAPN 110 - Japanese II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 110 D100 RIMA IBATA
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
BLU 9655, Burnaby
JAPN 110 D200 RIMA IBATA
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
JAPN 110 D300 RIMA IBATA
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby

JAPN 200 - Japanese III

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 200 D100 RIMA IBATA
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby

JAPN 210 - Japanese IV

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 210 D100 Chie Furukawa
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

JAPN 300 - Intermediate Japanese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 300 D100 Chie Furukawa
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Persian

No courses offered

Punjabi

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

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 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
SPAN 100 B102 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
SPAN 100 B103 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
SPAN 100 L100 Isabel Mayo-Harp
TBA
Location: TBA

SPAN 110 - Introductory Spanish II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
SPAN 110 B100 Carolina Lemay
TBA
Location: TBA
SPAN 110 B101 Carolina Lemay
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
SPAN 110 B102 Carolina Lemay
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby

SPAN 200 - Intermediate Spanish I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
SPAN 200 L100 Isabel Mayo-Harp
TBA
Location: TBA

SPAN 210 - Intermediate Spanish II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
SPAN 210 B100 Isabel Mayo-Harp
TBA
Location: TBA
SPAN 210 B101 Isabel Mayo-Harp
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby