Learn German

Willkommen! Welcome to the German Language Program at Simon Fraser University. Dive into the world of German language and culture, known for its precision, innovation, and rich artistic traditions. Whether you're passionate about German literature, engineering marvels, or the thriving contemporary art scene, our courses will equip you with the skills to navigate the language and immerse yourself in the vibrant German-speaking world. Join us and discover the language that opens doors to diverse career opportunities and connects you with the heart of Europe. Mach mit!

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.

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Placement interviews 

Students who are unsure about their level or background in German should contact contact Claudia Hein at 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.

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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