Frequently Asked Questions

Admission and Registration

Do I Need to Speak French?

Given that Université du Québec à Montréal is a French-speaking university, it is expected that students 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.

Programs including French as a second language as part of their courses have a different admission score on the French test since completion of the program allow the students in these programs to qualify for the required French level by the university.

Future students should know that UQAM is a French-speaking institution. Therefore, most information about École de langues and UQAM is in French. Communication with staff and administrative processes are also conducted in French.

How to Apply for Admission?

To study at École de langues at Unversité du Québec à Montréal, consult the following page: Admission and Registration.

How to Register

To register for courses at École de langues at Univeristé du Québec à Montréal, consult the following page: Admission and Registration.

What are the Deadlines?

Deadlines for admission and registration at École de langues at Université du Québec à Montréal are presented in the Admission Deadlines page (information in French) and in the Academic Calendar (information in French).

Language Courses

What Programs are Offered?

École de langues at Université du Québec à Montréal offers majors, certificates, a bachelor in arts, micro-programs, concentrations and individual or elective courses in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Quebec Sign Language (langue des signes québécoise or LSQ), Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.

It is important to note that programs and courses offered in languages other than English and French are for French-speaking students and are not suited for students who don’t master French.

What Languages Are Taught?

École de langues at Université du Québec à Montréal offers programs and courses in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Quebec Sign Language (langue des signes québécoise or LSQ), PortugueseRussian and Spanish.

It is important to note that programs and courses offered in languages other than English and French are intended for French speaking students and are not suited for students who do not master French.

Can I Study More Than One Language at a Time?

École de langues at Université du Québec à Montréal offers bilingual programs: a Major in Modern Languages and Cultures; a Certificate in Languages and Cultures from Asia (information in French) and a Certificate in French and English: The Montreal Experience (information in French).

Students taking individual or elective courses can choose courses in many languages at the same time (hurray polyglots!).

What Levels of Arabic Are Offered?

École de langues at Université du Québec à Montréal offers Arabic courses from level A1 to A2.2 (beginners).

What Levels of Chinese Are Offered?

École de langues at Université du Québec à Montréal offers Chinese courses from level 1 (beginners) to 4 (intermediate).

What Levels of English Are Offered?

École de langues at Université du Québec à Montréal offers English courses from level A2 (beginners) to C2 (advanced).

What Levels of French Are Offered?

École de langues at Université du Québec à Montréal offers French courses from level A1 (beginners) to C2 (advanced).

What Levels of German Are Offered?

École de langues at Université du Québec à Montréal offers German courses from level A1 (beginners) to B2 (intermediate).

What Levels of Italian Are Offered?

École de langues at Université du Québec à Montréal offers Italian courses from level A1 (beginners) to B1 (intermediate).

What Levels of Japanese Are Offered?

École de langues at Université du Québec à Montréal offers Japanese courses from level 1 (beginners) to 4 (intermediate).

What Levels of Quebec Sign Language (langue des signes québécoise or LSQ) Are Offered?

École de langues at Université du Québec à Montréal offers Quebec Sign Language (langue des signes québécoise or LSQ) courses from level A1 to A2 (beginners).

What Levels of Portuguese Are Offered?

École de langues at Université du Québec à Montréal offers Portuguese courses from level A1 to A2 (beginners).

What Levels of Russian Are Offered?

École de langues at Université du Québec à Montréal offers Russian courses from level A1 to A2 (beginners).

What Levels of Spanish Are Offered?

École de langues at Université du Québec à Montréal offers Spanish courses from level A1 (beginner’s) to C1 (advanced).

Fees

How Much Is Tuition?

To find more information about fees at École de langues at Université du Québec à Montréal, consult the page Fees, scholarships and financial support (information in French).

Is Financial Aid Available?

The Financial Aid page presents different forms of financial aid available for students at École de langues at Université du Québec à Montréal.

Canadians Students from Outside of the Province of Quebec

I Am a Canadian Student

The page Future Canadian Students from Outside of Quebec (information in French) contains information for Canadian students wishing to study at École de langues at Université du Québec à Montréal.

Foreign Students

I Am a Foreign Student

The page Future Foreign Students (information in French) contains information for foreign students wishing to study at École de langues at Université du Québec à Montréal.

École de langues at Université du Québec à Montréal

Why Choose École de langues?

The school offers numerous advantages.

Why Choose UQAM?

Université du Québec à Montréal offers numerous advantages (information in French).

Student Services

What Student Services Are Offered?

École de langues offer academic support. Individual academic support is offered in English, French and Spanish.

Students from École de langues have access to Student Services (information in French) offered by Université du Québec à Montréal including access to the Sports Centre (information in French).

Academic Support

Is There Academic Support?

Individual academic support is offered in English, French and Spanish.

Placement Tests

Do I Need to Take a Placement Test?

Yes. All students who wish to register for English or French courses or programs for the first time at École de langues must take a placement test at the testing centre (Centre d’évaluation de compétences linguistiques, CECL, information in French).

For all other languages, a placement test is required for those who have previously studied the language and who are registering at École de langues for the first time (see the Placement Tests page).

Students who have never studied the language can register for a beginner’s level course directly.

Where Can I Take a Placement Test?

See the Placement Tests page for information.

Can I Take an Online Placement Test?

The French placement test can be taken online. See the Centre d’évaluation de compétences linguistiques, CECL (information in French) website for details.

When Should I Take the Placement Test?

Other Questions

I Still Have Questions, Whom Should I Contact?

Really?  École de langues at Université du Québec à Montréal will gladly answer your questions. See the Contact page for details.

If you have questions about Université du Québec à Montréal, you can discuss with staff online in the Facebook page Futurs étudiants de l’UQAM: Université du Québec à Montréal.

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.

Suivez-nous

Contact Information

École de langues
Room DS-2375
320, rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Montreal (Quebec) H2X 1L7