Centenary College's first living-learning residential program, Le Quartier Français, allows students who share similar academic interests, or an interest in a multi-cultural living experience, to live together on a designated residence floor and be immersed in the French language experience.

Le Quartier Français is a residential area where students are encouraged to speak French with both natives and other students!

Le Quartier Français is a Living-Learning community in James Hall, one of the largest residence halls on campus. The goal of Le Quartier Français is to increase oral proficiency in a fun and relaxed environment. Students, including exchange students from France, a Residence Advisor, and a coordinator, live together in James Hall West and are guided by a live-in native speaker. There are twice weekly French Tables in James Hall that allow students to develop their French language skills. Other events are offered regularly to help engage students with French language and culture. The atmosphere of the living arrangements and activities is relaxed and focused on helping all students to learn and to grow as much as possible.

The French LLC is designed with French majors and minors, and any other students wanting to dive into the Francophone world in mind and includes services, programs, and activities to enhance the academic program for those students. Students participate in the LLC for both Fall and Spring semesters and do not incur any extra costs beyond regular tuition and housing fees. Non-native speakers of French residing in Le Quartier Français may obtain one hour of credit by concurrent enrollment in French 211 or 311.

For information on application deadlines, please contact Dr. Andia Augustin-Billy at aaugustinbilly@centenary.edu. As of August 24, 2023, the new requirements for the French Quarter are as follows:

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Le Quartier Français is a residential area where students are encouraged to speak French with both natives and other students!



Freshman new members 

  • Completion of 3 or more years of high school French OR at least two years of upper-level French immersion or on a case-by-case basis

  • 3.0 GPA

  • Interview (in person, over phone, through skype or zoom)

  • Enrollment in French course(s) for Freshman first semester


Non-freshman new members 

  • Completion of French 102

  • Intent to enroll in higher-level French courses

  • 3.0 GPA

  • Completion of Language Proficiency Examination (if GPA in French classes in below a 3.0)

  • Interview/Meeting with new and old coordinator and Dr. A-B (in person, over phone, or through skype or zoom)


Returning Members 

  • Proven commitment to goals of LQF

  • (Non-senior, non-major) enrollment in at least one higher-level (211+) French course - can be speaking lab ONLY

  • (Non-senior, major) enrollment in at least one higher-level French course (211+) AND speaking lab, if speaking lab has not been completed

  • Interview with new coordinator



Apply for Le Quartier Français

To apply for Le Quartier Français, please submit your initial statement of interest. A placement test is also required and can be taken during freshmen orientation.

Contact Info

Dr. Andia Augustin-Billy

Le Quartier Francais Director

Jackson Hall, 306C

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