Courses in Portuguese Language and Culture

Who Is This For?

Our Portuguese courses are for students for whom Portuguese is a second or foreign language.

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


  • Learn or perfect your Portuguese in optimal conditions with the necessary support;
  • Prepare for studies in Portuguese;
  • Prepare for an internship or work in Portuguese;
  • Learn more about Portuguese cultures;
  • Prepare for a trip in a Portuguese-speaking country or region.

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


Five courses are offered in Portuguese language and culture, from beginner’s to advanced level.

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

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