Learn Spanish

Learn Spanish, the second most spoken language in the world. Gain fluency in language use, both oral and written.

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

Students who have transferred from a college or a university and took Spanish 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 have taken Spanish courses in the past (high school) as well as students who have experience with the language, either because they have traveled and/ or lived in Spanish-speaking countries or because they are Spanish heritage speakers, should arrange a placement interview with Dr. Isabel Mayo-Harp ( before they register for courses.

Students who have no experience with Spanish should enroll in SPAN 100.

Students who are unsure about their level or background in Spanish for any of the Spanish courses should contact Isabel Mayo-Harp, at

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.

Spanish courses - Spring 2023

SPAN 100 - Introductory Spanish I

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
SPAN 100 B100 Isabel Mayo-Harp
Location: TBA
SPAN 100 B101 Isabel Mayo-Harp
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
SPAN 100 B102 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
SPAN 100 B103 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7300, Burnaby

SPAN 110 - Introductory Spanish II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
SPAN 110 B100 Isabel Mayo-Harp
Location: TBA
SPAN 110 B101 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
SPAN 110 B102 Isabel Mayo-Harp
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby

SPAN 210 - Intermediate Spanish II

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
SPAN 210 D100 Isabel Mayo-Harp
Tu, Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby

Even more Spanish courses

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