Programs and Courses in Japanese Language and Culture

Who is this for?

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

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


  • Learn or perfect your Japanse in optimal conditions with the necessary support;
  • Prepare for studies in Japanese;
  • Prepare for an internship or work in Japanese;
  • Learn more about Japanese culture;
  • Prepare for a trip to Japan;
  • Write from top to bottom!

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


Programs offered in Japanese:

Students who wish to enrol in individual or elective courses in Chinese 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 taken a Japanese course can enrol directly in a beginner’s course without taking a placement test.

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

Photos and objects with japanese characters written on them on a store shelves.
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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