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Studying a new language will enrich your life and open new doors. Find your voice in French, Spanish, or German!
Our university is located in the heart of Cajun Louisiana, a cultural crossroads joining many areas of the contemporary Francophone world which share historical and linguistic roots. The natural beauty of the landscape provides a fitting setting for the culture’s unique heritage and multicultural diversity.
French Major & French Minor
Our undergraduate French programs focus on France and the Francophone world, including Louisiana.
Graduate Programs in French & Francophone Studies
We offer one of a small number of graduate programs in the United States specifically in Francophone Studies. Our program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to study all the regions of la Francophonie individually and as a whole.
The Spanish undergraduate program focuses strongly, although not exclusively, on Latin America. In the Spanish major at UL Lafayette, we focus on fluency in the Spanish language, along with studying the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries and people.
We also offer a Spanish minor, which is a fantastic addition for any student's major if you want to learn about new cultures and pursue career opportunities around the globe. The Latin American Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that lets you choose courses from across departments that focus on the history, cultures, and current events of Latin America.
Earning your minor in German will help you improve your fluency in the language and your understanding of the English language. Germany is an economic and political powerhouse with a focus on cutting-edge research, so a German minor is a great addition to just about any major.
ESOL classes are for non-native speakers of English who have fulfilled the University’s admissions requirements. Course offerings include ESOL 101, 102, and 402. ESOL 101 and 102 are equivalent to English 101 and 102, and fulfill University requirements in freshman English.
Our faculty have diverse backgrounds representing many areas of the Francophone and Hispanophone worlds, and many are noted scholars in their fields. As a student in the Department of Modern Languages at UL Lafayette, you'll get to work with these faculty members, who are excited to help you learn more about these languages and cultures.