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Language Resource Center

The Language Resource Center (LRC) is available to all language learners at UL. You can drop by the LRC to meet up with graduate assistants and other students for conversation practice, helpful hints, learning strategies, study help, or just to have some fun with people who share your interest in language.

Graduate teaching assistants in French and Francophone Studies staff the lab and are available to help with one-on-one tutoring or group tutoring. You can drop by for help or make an appointment. Occasionally, there is a GA who can help with Spanish, but you would need to check before counting on it.

Tutoring and Study Room

The tables and chairs of the first room in the LRC provide a space for tutoring, group meetings, and other activities, including the weekly 1-credit lab sections (FREN 112 and FREN 211). You can also use the space for showing movies.

Computer Lab for Language Students

The STEP lab in the second room of the LRC contains a number of computer stations that any language student may use. Students can use them to access online homework assignments, listening homework assignments, and other language resources. Advanced students may use the lab to write papers and get help from the staff.

Location & Hours

The LRC is located in Griffin Hall, room 109. The phone number is 337-482-6137.

The LRC is open during regular semesters on:
Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 12 noon

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”).