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 - Summer 2021

Arabic

ARAB 100 - Introduction to Arabic I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
ARAB 100 D100 Rastin Mehri
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Chinese

CHIN 100 - Mandarin Chinese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 100 D100 Jia Fei
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHIN 100 D200 Jia Fei
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHIN 100 D300 Jia Fei
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
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 152 D100 Jia Fei
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHIN 152 D101 Jia Fei
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

German

GERM 102 - Introductory German I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GERM 102 D100 Julia Rueben
Tu, We, Th, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Greek

No GRK courses for summer 2021. Check back for our fall 2021 courses.

Italian

ITAL 100 - Introductory Italian I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
ITAL 100 D100 Tu, We, Th, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Japanese

JAPN 100 - Introduction to Japanese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 100 D100 Eri Hato
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D200 We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D300 We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D400 Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 100 E100 Tu, Th 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 100 L100 TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

JAPN 101 - Introduction to Japanese II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 101 D100 Naoko Takei
Tu, We, Th, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 101 D200 Naoko Takei
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
JAPN 101 E100 Naoko Takei
We, Fr 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

JAPN 200 - Advanced Beginners' Japanese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 200 E100 Naoko Takei
Tu, We, Th, Fr 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
Location: TBA

Persian

No PERS courses for summer 2021. Check back for our fall 2021 courses.

Punjabi

No PUNJ courses for summer 2021. Check back for our fall 2021 courses.

Spanish

SPAN 102 - Introductory Spanish I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
SPAN 102 D100 Natalia Daza-Sanchez
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
SPAN 102 D101 Sessional
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
SPAN 102 D102 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 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 Sessional
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby