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.

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

The French LLC is designed with specific students 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.

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, and a Residence Advisor live together in James Hall West and are guided by a live-in native speaker. There are weekly activities in James Hall and on campus that allow students to develop their French language skills. 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.



  • Le Quartier Français is open to any student interested in French language and culture.
  • Language proficiency and completion of FR 202 or higher is required.



  • Commitment to speak French as much and as often as possible.
  • Completion of FR 202 and enrollment in FR 211.



  • Réunion du groupe (Group Meetings)
  • Déjeuner (Breakfast at various restaurants)
  • Events
  • French Language Retreat
  • Festival de cinéma
  • Language Day
  • Cultural Events on campus
  • Soirée Crêpes (Crêpe Party)
  • Cheese, crêpes, or coffee nights
  • Attend museums, concerts, or lectures related to the French culture
    Movie Night
  • French Club events
  • Communal meals

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