• What are the French-Louisiana Accords?

    1 December 2016

    What are the French-Louisiana Accords?

    Since 1968, France has been supporting the efforts of CODOFIL, the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana, a State agency focused on the development of the French language and “francophonie” through scholarships, French immersion and other community and language skill-building programs. The French-Louisiana Accords, is an agreement to sustain this partnership and collaboration (...)

  • The Consulate General of France interviews past winner of French Oratory (...)

    8 November 2016

    The Consulate General of France interviews past winner of French (...)

    The Consulate General of France in Louisiana conducted an interview with past winner of the annual French Oratory Contest, Niya Royal, which will be held on November 12th at Ecole Bilingue.

  • French Government Awards Grant to LSU French Department

    4 November 2016

    French Government Awards Grant to LSU French Department

    LSU’s Center of French and Francophones Studies, alongside the Université des Antilles, received a $235,000 grant provided by the Partner University Fund, the FACE Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This grant is the largest amount awarded to the LSU French department and the largest ever to LSU for a collaboration between the LSU and French government.

  • Mr. Claude Schlesinger Awarded National Order of Merit

    4 November 2016

    Mr. Claude Schlesinger Awarded National Order of Merit

    November 3, 2016, in recognition of his unfailing support for French language and culture, Mr. Claude Schlesinger was awarded the National Order of Merit, in the rank of Chevalier.

  • Baton Rouge Immersion Schools Recognized by French Government

    2 November 2016

    Baton Rouge Immersion Schools Recognized by French Government

    Two schools offering French immersion programs in Baton Rouge have been recognized by the French government: Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet (FLAIM) and Westdale Middle School.

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    • Why is French important to Louisiana?

      1 December 2016

      Why is French important to Louisiana?

      Louisiana is globally recognized for its history of French language and culture. From the colonial period to the present, French is continuously shaping the culture and future of the state as well as influencing the lives of (...)

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    • Luna Fête 2016

      21 November 2016

      Luna Fête 2016

      Arts Council New Orleans’ LUNA Fête returns for four nights to transform downtown New Orleans with art animated by light and technology.

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    • Joan of Arc Parade 2017 Maid of Honor Contest

      21 November 2016

      Joan of Arc Parade 2017 Maid of Honor Contest

      The 9th Annual Joann of Arc Parade is seeking applicants for its 7th annual "Maid of Honor" contest. The young woman who is selected for the 2017 Maid of Honor role will be in the Joan of Arc Parade on January 6, 2017.

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    • Organ Recital by Jean-Baptiste Monnot at the St. Louis Cathedral

      9 November 2016

      Organ Recital by Jean-Baptiste Monnot at the St. Louis Cathedral

      An organ recital by Jean-Baptiste Monnot, organist of the famed Cavaille-Coll organ of the Abbey Church of St. Ouen, Rouen, France will be held at the St. Louis Cathedral. This event is free and open to the public.

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    • L'Union Créole at the Music Box Grand Opening

      2 November 2016

      L’Union Créole at the Music Box Grand Opening

      Join musician Dédé Saint-Prix all the way from Martinique, Sunpie Barnes, the Louisiana Sunspots, and L’Union Créole — a who’s who of Louisiana-based Creole musicians at the Grand Opening of New Orleans Airlift’s Music Box (...)

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