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.

Meet the Faculty in Modern Languages.

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.