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 2023

PERSIAN

PERSIAN 

PERS 100 D100    Introductory Persian I     TBA Sessional      Wed, Fri     14:30  - 16:20

   

Chinese

CHIN 100 - Mandarin Chinese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 100 B100 Billie Ng
TBA
Location: TBA
CHIN 100 B101 Billie Ng
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
CHIN 100 B102 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
CHIN 100 B103 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby

CHIN 110 - Mandarin Chinese II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 110 B100 Billie Ng
TBA
Location: TBA
CHIN 110 B101 Billie Ng
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby

CHIN 191 - Heritage Mandarin Chinese II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 191 B100 Cynthia Xie
TBA
Location: TBA
CHIN 191 B101 Cynthia Xie
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby

CHIN 200 - Mandarin Chinese III

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 200 B100 Billie Ng
TBA
Location: TBA
CHIN 200 B101 Billie Ng
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby

CHIN 210 - Mandarin Chinese IV

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 210 D100 Jia Fei
TBA
Location: TBA

CHIN 291 - Heritage Mandarin Chinese IV

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
CHIN 291 B100 Cynthia Xie
TBA
Location: TBA
CHIN 291 B101 Cynthia Xie
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2503, 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
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby

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
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby

German

GERM 100 - Introductory German I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GERM 100 D100 Claudia Hein
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7300, Burnaby
WMC 2501, Burnaby
GERM 100 D200 Claudia Hein
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
GERM 100 D300 Claudia Hein
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby

GERM 110 - Introductory German II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GERM 110 D100 Claudia Hein
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
AQ 2122, Burnaby

GERM 210 - Intermediate German II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GERM 210 D100 Claudia Hein
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7300, Burnaby
RCB 5118, 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 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5020, 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
Mo 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby

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
Fr 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5100, Burnaby

GRK 211 - Intermediate Modern Greek II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
GRK 211 B100 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
TBA
Location: TBA
GRK 211 B101 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
Tu 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5100, Burnaby

Italian

ITAL 100 - Introductory Italian I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
ITAL 100 B100 Vlad Vintila
TBA
Location: TBA
ITAL 100 B101 Vlad Vintila
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
ITAL 100 B102 Vlad Vintila
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
ITAL 100 B104 Vlad Vintila
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7300, Burnaby

ITAL 110 - Introductory Italian II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
ITAL 110 B100 Vlad Vintila
TBA
Location: TBA
ITAL 110 B101 Vlad Vintila
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby

Japanese

JAPN 100 - Japanese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 100 D100 Chie Furukawa
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WEB ONLINE, Burnaby
AQ 5009, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D200 Chie Furukawa
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D300 Chie Furukawa
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D400 Chie Furukawa
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
JAPN 100 D500 Chie Furukawa
Tu, Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
JAPN 100 E100 Chie Furukawa
Tu, Th 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby

JAPN 110 - Japanese II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 110 D100 Naoko Takei
We, Fr 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 2945, Vancouver
JAPN 110 D200 Naoko Takei
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
JAPN 110 D300 Naoko Takei
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby

JAPN 200 - Japanese III

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 200 D100 Naoko Takei
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby

JAPN 210 - Japanese IV

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 210 D100 Naoko Takei
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby

JAPN 300 - Intermediate Japanese I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 300 L100 Chie Furukawa
TBA
Location: TBA

JAPN 301 - Intermediate Japanese II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
JAPN 301 D100 Chie Furukawa
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
BLU 11901, Burnaby

Punjabi

PUNJ 100 E900        Introductory Punjabi II       Dr. Reetinder Kaur     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 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
SPAN 100 B102 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
SPAN 100 B103 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7300, Burnaby

SPAN 110 - Introductory Spanish II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
SPAN 110 B100 Isabel Mayo-Harp
TBA
Location: TBA
SPAN 110 B101 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
SPAN 110 B102 Isabel Mayo-Harp
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby

SPAN 210 - Intermediate Spanish II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
SPAN 210 D100 Isabel Mayo-Harp
Tu, Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby