Immerse Yourself in the Culture

At UL Lafayette, you can study French in the heart of Francophone Louisiana. We offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs in French or Francophone Studies.

Study the French culture and language through music, traditions, literature, and film, in a place where the city is your classroom.

Make Connections

Spanish is one of the three most spoken languages in the world, and having the language in your arsenal can help you find a career in just about any field.

Along with a Spanish major, we offer a Latin American Studies minor and a Spanish minor.

English for Non-Native Speakers

The Department of Modern Languages offers the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses for students who need to improve their English skills.

The classes are small, which gives you the individual attention you need to do well.

Department of Modern Languages

See the world. Learn about people, their cultures, their traditions, and their history. Becoming fluent in another language is the best way to learn more about the world around you in an immersive and profound way.

In the Department of Modern Languages, we offer undergraduate programs in French and Spanish, minors in various languages and cultural areas, and graduate programs in French and Francophone Studies. We also offer English for non-native speakers who are enrolled at the University in other majors.

We offer myriad opportunities to study or work abroad during your time here and after graduation, and we are committed to helping you see the world, broaden your horizons, and improve your language skills.

Choose your language program at UL Lafayette and prepare yourself for a career here in Louisiana, across the country, or around the world.

Études Francophones

A refereed scholarly journal devoted to Francophone Studies.

Fabrice Leroy, Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée

Professor Fabrice Leroy contributed two lengthy chapters to Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée: Dictionnaire esthétique et thématique, edited by Thierry Groensteen, the leading French expert on comics and graphic novels. Published by Robert Laffont Editions in Paris in collaboration with the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l'Image, this 928-page reference work contains in-depth essays from over 40 international scholars who examined a variety of comics-related notions, including historical movements, publishing trends, subgenres, aesthetic and formal devices, themes, and correlations with cultural history. Each entry of this volume is illustrated by an original drawing from renowned French cartoonist Lewis Trondheim. This publication is a flagship event of the French Ministry of Culture’s “Année de la Bande Dessinée,” which coordinates various museum and library exhibitions, as well as festivals across France, in a celebration of comics as an art form (January 2020-June 2021). Fabrice Leroy’s contributions to this volume are devoted to detective fiction (“Polar”) and to the depiction of everyday life in graphic novels (“Quotidien”).