Learn Italian

Learn Italian, called "the best composed language in terms of fluency and smoothness." Gain fluency in language use, both oral and written.

Which Italian 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 Italian should contact the course instructor for a placement interview if they are enrolling in an Italian course for the first time. 

Students who have transferred from a college or a university and took Italian 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 Italian should attend a placement interview with the course instructor before they register for courses. Contact information is noted in the course outlines each semester.

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 minor. 

Minor in Italian →

Summer Courses 2023

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
ITAL 100 D100 Introductory Italian I Vlad Vintila
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
ITAL 491 D100 Directed Readings in Italian Vlad Vintila
Location: TBA

Italian courses - Spring 2023

ITAL 100 - Introductory Italian I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
ITAL 100 B100 Vlad Vintila
Location: TBA
ITAL 100 B101 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
ITAL 100 B102 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
ITAL 100 B104 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
Location: TBA
ITAL 110 B101 Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby

Even more Italian courses

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