German

Learn German

Learn the second most widely spoken Germanic language, after English, in the world. Gain fluency in language use, both oral and written.

Which German language course should I take?

Students with no background in the language may enroll themselves into the relevant introductory course.

Students who have some background in German should contact the course instructor for a placement interview if they are enrolling in a German course for the first time.

Students who have transferred from a college or a university and took German in their prior institution should take the next level course.

* We reserve the right to move students to more proficiency-appropriate courses or to unenroll students when there is no appropriate course for them.

Placement interviews 

Students who are unsure about their level or background in German should contact contact Claudia Hein at cmhein@sfu.ca to arrange a placement interview.

Students are expected to provide true information about their language background and language learning experiences to the best of their knowledge. Concealing your knowledge of the language and/or providing false information are considered academic dishonesty and can be recorded on the your academic record. For more information, read SFU's academic integrity page.

Put your course work towards a certificate.

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German courses - Fall 2021

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

Even more German courses

Interested in knowing what other German courses you can take in future semesters? See our full course offering on SFU's Student Services website.

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