Programs and Courses in Arabic Language and Culture

Who Is This For?

Our Arabic programs and courses are for students for whom Arabic is a second or foreign language.

It is important to note that programs and courses in Arabic language and culture are intended for French-speaking students and are not suited for students who do not master French.


  • Learn or perfect your Arabic in optimal conditions with the necessary support;
  • Prepare for studies in Arabic;
  • Prepare for an internship or work in Arabic;
  • Learn more about Arabic cultures;
  • Prepare for a trip in an Arabic-speaking country or region;
  • Write from right to left!

See the advantages of studying at École de langues at UQAM!


Programs offered in Arabic:

Students who wish to enrol in individual or elective courses in Arabic can make their selection during the registration period. A list of courses available to all students is available online (information in French). The list of courses offered at École de langues (information in French) is available under the Programs and Courses menu item.

Bags of spices and herbs with signs written in arabic.
Photo by Aran Mtnez on Unsplash.

Placement Test

Students who have never taken an Arabic course can enrol directly in a beginner’s course without taking a placement test.

Those who have studied Arabic before have to take the placement test (except for students who have previously taken Arabic courses at UQAM).



Consult the page on international activities for general information on student exchanges, internships, summer schools, etc.

École de langues

École de langues at UQAM offers programs and courses in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Quebec Sign Language (langue des signes québécoise or LSQ), Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.


Contact Information

École de langues
Room V-6410
209 Ste. Catherine East
Montreal (Quebec) H2X 1L2