Programs and Courses in English Language and Culture

Who Is This For?

Our English programs and courses are intended for students for whom English is a second or foreign language: immigrants, francophones, or international students.


  • Perfect your English in optimal conditions with the necessary support;
  • Improve speaking, prononciation, reading, and writing in English in a professional or university setting;
  • Improve job prospects;
  • Prepare for professional orders’ examination;
  • Prepare for university studies in English;
  • Learn more about Montreal and Quebec anglophone culture;
  • Obtain a university diploma that testifies your studies in English;
  • To enlarge your dating pool.

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


École de langues offers beginner and intermediate English as second language courses that allow you to attain a functional level. It also offers advanced courses that give you an opportunity to perfect your written and spoken English.

Several courses target specific skills: writing, grammar, pronunciation, speaking, listening, reading, specialized vocabulary, literature, business English, legal English, digital culture, etc.

Programs offered in English as a second language:

Students who wish to enrol in individual or elective courses in English 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 in the Programs and courses menu item.

Books on a table: Grammar & Composition III; Themes in Literature; Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry III; etc.
Photo by Clarissa Watson on Unsplash.

Placement Test

Those interested in English as second language programs or courses at École de langues must take a placement test.

French Language Requirement

Given that UQAM is a French-speaking university, it is expected that students attending UQAM must have a minimum level of French (information in French). Generally, this is a score of 785 on the Test de français international (TFI, information in French). However, the English certificate and micro-program require a score of 605 on the TFI in order to be admitted to these programs without having to do remedial French courses.


  • English language programs and courses news (information in French)
  • English Facebook page
  • ANG Theatre Society – Group outings to the theatre to see a play as well as an opportunity to meet the play’s directors and authors.
  • The Professional Speaker Series (PROFSS) – a series of lectures given in English.
  • Extensive Reading Book Club – A student book club aiming to promote and develop extensive reading (reading literary works adapted to different levels of English vocabulary.
  • ANG Reads – Inspired by Canada Reads, an annual competition organized by CBC asking students to propose that the other students should read and to defend their choice.
  • Old Montreal Walking Tour – A guided walking tour through the historic districts of Montreal exploring the past social realities of the English and French linguistic communities.
  • Duddy Kravitz Walk – A stroll highlighting the life and work of Mordecai Richler and his emblematic character Duddy Kravitz.
  • Twinning in Japanese/French/English – linguistic and cultural exchange meetings between students, students in programs relating to these three languages.
  • CLIC (Culture, Language, Identity and Community) – A project that includes both a blog and a conference to encourage the participation of students in a dialogue on their identity and the challenges they face and thereby promote the sharing of their experiences as students immigrants and members of other linguistic and cultural communities.
  • Holiday Season Bingo Party


Consult the page on international activities for 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