Becoming a Teacher in a French Immersion Program

Published: May 1, 2017

The Department of French and Francophone Studies hosted an information session on how to become a teacher in a French Dual Language Program on May 8, 2017. For more information about the program, contact Dr. Laurence Denie-Higney at

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« Si on avait eu des profs comme Alain Mabanckou à Grigny, on serait tous allés loin »

Published: February 16, 2017

Les regards en disent long. Eve, Amir, Melvin, Yamin, Etane et Malik sortent ravis de la rencontre qu’ils ont vécue ce mercredi après-midi avec l’écrivain Alain Mabanckou, également professeur à l’UCLA (Université de Californie à Los Angeles). Melvin est même catégorique : « C’est la meilleure rencontre du séjour. À Grigny, si on avait des…

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Remembering Peter Haidu (1931-2017)

Published: February 10, 2017

It is with sadness that the UCLA Department of French & Francophone Studies notes the passing of Emeritus Distinguished Professor Peter Haidu. The following obituary was published in the New York Times on February 10, 2017: HAIDU–Peter (Pierre Hajdu) died on Tuesday, February 7th, his children Noah and Rachel Haidu close by. Peter was a professor…

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Professor Dominic Thomas on France’s Economic Climate

Published: November 28, 2016

Dominic Thomas (Chair of French & Francophone Studies) is a regular media commentator on European Politics for CNN and CNN International. On November 28, 2016, Professor Thomas spoke with CCTV- America on France’s economic climate: For the full story, visit:

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UCLA Celebrates World Languages Day 2016

Published: September 30, 2016

On September 30, 2016, UCLA celebrated World Languages Day by introducing students to a variety of opportunities for language study and cultural activities available to them on campus. With help from student organizations and foreign language departments, students explored more than 20 world languages offered at UCLA including French, Korean, German, Italian and more! Here…

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2015-2016 Awardees at the End of Year Reception and Awards Ceremony

Published: June 3, 2016

On June 3, Faculty and students gathered together to celebrate the end of another school year with a reception and awards ceremony. Congratulations to all of the awardees for the 2015-2016 school year! Le Cercle Francophone Book Award Catalina Najera Chana Campora Tanya Alvarado   Martin Turrill Scholarship: Cercle Francophone Award Xi Chen Jason Hong…

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Byung Moo (Daniel) Ahn wins first prize in the 2016 Humanities Dialogue Symposium

Published: May 20, 2016

French and Political Science student Byung Moo (Daniel) Ahn won first place at the Humanities Dialogue Symposium, Friday, May 20 for his presentation titled “Test-Driven Educational Systems: K-12 in the USA & Korea.”    CONGRATULATIONS!!! We would also like to recognize the following participants from this event: Angélica López (French & Francophone Studies, Music History) “Performing Human…

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