Learn Punjabi

ਜੀ ਆਇਆਂ ਨੂੰ! Welcome to the Punjabi Language Program at Simon Fraser University! Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Punjab, where language, music, and vibrant traditions intertwine. Our courses provide a gateway to the Punjabi language, enabling you to connect with the diverse Punjabi community and explore the rich literary heritage. Whether you're interested in Bhangra music, Punjabi cuisine, or simply want to communicate with Punjabi-speaking friends and family, our courses will open doors to this vibrant language and culture. ਜੋੜੀਆਂ ਰਖੋ!

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

Students who have transferred from a college or a university and took Punjabi 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.

Summer Courses 2024

No courses offered

Placement interviews

Students who are unsure about their level or background in Punjabi should attend a placement interview before they register for courses. Contact the undergraduate advisor (wlladv@sfu.ca) to arrange.

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 Punjabi courses

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