Programs and Courses in Asian Languages and Cultures

Who Is This For?

Our Chinese and Japanese programs and courses are for students for whom Chinese or Japanese are second or foreign languages.

It is important to note that programs and courses in Chinese and Japanese languages and cultures are intended for French-speaking students and are not suited for students who do not master French.


  • Learn or perfect your Chinese and Japanese in optimal conditions with the necessary support;
  • Prepare for studies in Chinese or Japanese;
  • Prepare for an internship or work in Chinese or Japanese;
  • Learn more about Chinese and Japanese cultures;
  • Prepare for a trip to China or Japan.

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


Programs offered in Chinese and Japanese languages and cultures:

Students who wish to enrol in individual or elective courses in Chinese or Japanese 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 also available under the Programs and courses menu item.

Placement Test

Students who have never taken a Chinese course or a Japanese course can enrol directly in a beginner’s course without taking a placement test.

Those who have studied Chinese or Japanese before have to take the placement test (except for students who have previously taken Chinese or Japanese 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