Fall Courses 2024

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
ITAL 100 D100 Introductory Italian I Vlad Vintila
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, Thu, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
ITAL 100 D200 Introductory Italian I Vlad Vintila
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, Fri, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
ITAL 110 D100 Introductory Italian II Vlad Vintila
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, Thu, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
ITAL 300 D100 Advanced Italian: Language and Culture Vlad Vintila
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, Thu, 12:30–2:20 p.m.

Benvenuti a Simon Fraser!

Why study Italian?

Italian is more than just a language; it's a gateway to a rich tapestry of culture, history, and art. Spoken by over sixty million people worldwide, from Italy to Switzerland, South America, and East Africa, Italian is not only a linguistic medium but also a key to international business, culture, and fashion. At the Department of World Languages and Literatures, we invite you to embark on a journey into the heart of Italy and its vibrant heritage.

Studying Italian offers you a multitude of possibilities. Whether you're planning to study abroad in Italy's beautiful cities, enhancing your cultural knowledge, or considering a minor in Italian, our program has something unique to offer.

Language Resources 

Our students have access to a wide range of resources to enhance their Italian learning journey. From a comprehensive language library to state-of-the-art language labs, we provide a supportive environment for language acquisition. Cultural events, film screenings, and conversation groups further enrich the learning experience.

Extracurriculars and Clubs

Immerse yourself in the Italian-speaking world through clubs and events organized by our passionate student community. From conversation circles to Italian film nights, there are ample opportunities to practice and engage with the language outside the classroom.

Your Italian Experience

Our Italian language program offers language and literature courses to immerse you in various aspects of Italy's rich historical and cultural heritage. Our experienced instructors are dedicated to providing a rigorous yet lively curriculum. 

Career Opportunities

Proficiency in Italian is a powerful asset in today's job market. Graduates from our Italian program have gone on to excel in various fields, including international business, education, and the arts. The demand for Italian speakers extends to industries such as fashion, design, art, and architecture. 

Industry Demand

According to labor market data, the demand for professionals with Italian language skills has seen a steady increase in recent years. Industries such as fashion, design, and culinary arts highly value proficiency in Italian due to Italy's global prominence in these fields. Additionally, Italy hosts numerous international events, creating opportunities for Italian speakers in event management and hospitality.

Get in Touch

For more information about the Italian program, admissions, or any other inquiries, feel free to reach out to us at We're here to help you embark on a journey of linguistic and cultural discovery!

Unlock a world of possibilities with Italian proficiency. Join us at Department of World Languages and Literatures and be part of a community that celebrates language, culture, and global connections.

Meet Our Instructor

Vlad Vintila

Vlad Vintila teaches Italian language at the Department of World Languages and Literatures. He knows 5 languages including Italian, English, Romanian, German and Latin. He has over 22 years of teaching experience and has lived experience in 2 countries and cultures outside of Canada. 

Italian Courses