About Us

Learn a new language or increase your fluency by joining one of our non-degree conversational classes in French, Cree, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese. Our experienced instructors and small class sizes create a welcoming and supportive learning environment. 

Adult classes are open to everyone 16 years or older. Any affiliation to the University of Saskatchewan is not necessary nor required. We also host a French Explore Program annually.

Mid-Winter Classes

Day Time Format Class Start Instructor
Mon 5:30-8:30pm Online Beginner Spanish for the Traveller Mar 20 Maria Nesbet


Winter Classes

Day Time Format Class Start Instructor
Mon 5:30-7:30pm Online French 1 Jan 16 Helena Larsen McKay
Mon 5:30-7:30pm In-person French 2 Jan 16 Jeffrey Klassen
Mon  4:45-6:45pm Online French 8 Jan 16 Giuliano Gullotti
Mon 5-7pm Online NEW German 7 Jan 23 François Chateigner
Mon 7:15-9:15pm Online Portuguese 2 Jan 23 Camila Ramos Bernardes
Mon 5:30-7:30pm In-person Spanish 1 Jan 16 Lara Guerrero
Tue 5:30-7:30pm In-person French 1 Jan 17 Jeffrey Klassen
Tue 5:30-7:30pm Online French 3 Jan 24 Helena Larsen McKay
Tue 5:30-7:30pm Online French 5 Jan 17 Irène Gould
Tue 7-9pm Online French 6 Jan 17 Giuliano Gullotti
Tue 4:45-6:45pm Online French 10 Jan 17 Giuliano Gullotti
Tue 5:30-7:30pm Online NEW Spanish 11 Jan 17 Maria Nesbet
Wed 5:30-7:30pm Online French 4 Jan 25 Irène Gould
Wed 5-7pm Online Spanish 3 Jan 18 Camila Ramos Bernardes
Wed 5:30-7:30pm Online Spanish 9 Jan 18 Maria Nesbet
Thu 5:30-7:30pm Online French 7 Jan 26 Irène Gould
Thu 6-8pm In-person German 3 Jan 19 François Chateigner
Thu 5-7pm Online Italian 1 Jan 19 Giuliano Gullotti
Thu 5-7pm Online Spanish 5 Jan 19 Camila Ramos Bernardes
Sat 10am-12pm In-person Cree 1 Jan 28 Candace Longjohn-Constant
Sat 10am-12pm Online French 2 Jan 21 Irène Gould
Sat 10am-12pm In-person Spanish 2 Jan 21 Camila Ramos Bernardes

Students can register up to the second class when spaces are available. Register online or by calling 306-966-4355 or 306-966-5539. Not sure what level you should be in? If you have not taken classes with us before, contact us at 306-966-4355 or gisele.piche@usask.ca for a quick oral assessment. If you have taken classes with us, you can find your transcript here in My Reports.

Please note:

  • Withdrawing from a class prior to the day of the first class will result in a refund minus a $75 administration fee. There are no refunds issued after the class start date.
  • We reserve the right to cancel classes when there is insufficient enrolment. In these cases, a full refund will be issued.
  • We are unable to do transfers from one term to another term.
  • When classes are cancelled during the term, these hours are rescheduled and made up. However, we are unable to offer make-up classes for students who have missed a class.

For online classes:

  • Zoom links for online classes are sent out 1 day prior to class start date.
  • Classes are delivered live/synchronously and classes are not recorded.

Looking for credit/degree classes? Visit the Department of Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies. 

Location and Parking

We are located in the Williams Building at 221 Cumberland Ave North. Washrooms are located on the second floor, and there is an elevator at the south end of the building.

Public parking in Lot 4651 directly behind and adjacent to the Williams Building is $2.00/hr Monday to Saturday, 7:30am to 10pm, and free on Sundays. Payment options are:

Permit parking passes are available in the evening and on the weekend for the W Lot plug-in spots between the Williams Building and the graduate student residences. The cost for a night permit is $50.00 per term for a single day per week, and $75.00 per term for multiple nights. To purchase a permit, go in person to Parking Services at 72 Campus Drive. 

The plug-in spots are for parking pass holders only and you will be ticketed if you park there without one.

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What Students Say

"Thank you for all your positive input as to my abilities and the methods of better approaching my learning of the subject material, Maria! I am looking forward to taking Spanish 7 in a Spanish speaking country, and to your excellent teaching methods and techniques for learning this beautiful language."

"I really appreciate the format of the online French class I am taking. The instructor is fantastic and since I struggle with hearing loss I am able to hear the instructor so much better than I could with in-person classes."

"I just wanted to say thank you for adjusting to the online classes. We love classes with madame Helena. Helena is the first French teacher who really inspired me to study français!"

"I am thoroughly enjoying my German language class. It is very interactive, and François is patient and encouraging, which makes learning a second language a lot of fun!"

USask Professional Development

University of Saskatchewan employees may allocate Professional Development funds for multilingual course fees and textbooks. Information and guidelines are available in PAWS. If using a CFOAPAL account, it must be for the entire amount and can only be done as an over-the-phone registration. Please call 306-966-4355 or 306-966-5539 when using a CFOAPAL number. As well, all CFOAPAL number usage must be authorized via email.