Academic programs

LEA degree - English-Spanish

General information

Prerequisites for enrolment
Admission conditions
Length of studies
6 semesters
Campus Hannah Arendt
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Cost and financial aid
Initial training  
Continuous training (employees, jobseekers, self-employed)
Accessible as

Licence degree in Applied Foreign Languages (LEA)
Type of course: English-Spanish

The Licence's degree in Applied Foreign Languages (LEA) is characterized by two typical courses:

  • Business and commerce
  • Tourism
These two courses allow LEA students to enter directly into working life or to access different Masters in LEA, International Commerce, Tourism, etc...


The main objective of the LEA Licence is to train trilingual executives in three years, in other words, linguists capable of evolving in the professional and business world, in France and abroad.

Specialization begins in the second year (S3), when the student has to choose between two courses: "Business and Commerce" or "Tourism".


The Licence LEA (Applied Foreign Languages) offered by Avignon University, while remaining a general training, has a strongly professional aim. In order to bring students to a professionalization oriented towards the international, this course provides both a training in applied subjects and the applied study of two foreign languages - including English and, at the choice, German, Spanish or Italian - requiring an equivalent level of knowledge and skills. A good level of language (English and LV2) is therefore required at the entrance of the first year of the Licence.


In keeping with the international vocation of this course, the last semester (S6) must be spent abroad, either as an internship or as an Erasmus or non-European study period.

Erasmus training area
04.1 Business management and language


For the 2nd year, a 4-week internship in January is compulsory in France or abroad and leads to the writing of a report.

For the 3rd year, students have the choice of either doing a semester abroad on a study contract (Erasmus) or doing an internship abroad for a minimum period of 4 months, which gives rise to an internship report and an oral presentation in September.


Prerequisites for enrolment : Bac

Required former training

Baccalaureate or equivalent for the 1st year, with 2 compulsory languages (English-Italian, English-German, English-Spanish).

For the other years, the equivalence commission's assessment depends on the student's level of study (foreigners or from another university).

Public report of the Parcoursup Examination Commission available here in PDF format.

Recommended educational requirements
Baccalaureate or equivalent
2 modern languages
LV1: English
LV2: either German, Spanish or Italian

Admission conditions


CEV Licence LEA

The main data of the procedure

The Licence LEA offers three courses which depend on the language pair requested.

In 2019 (for the academic year 2019-2020) the data were as follows:

-English-Spanish: 792 confirmed vows for 240 places offered. The rank of the last admitted is 771. The rate of scholarship holders is 27%.

-English-Italian: 224 confirmed applications for 64 places offered. The rank of the last admitted is 221. The rate of scholarship holders is 26%.

-English-German: 104 confirmed applications for 80 places offered. The rank of the last admitted is 103. The rate of scholarship holders is 20%.

For 2020-2021, the data is as follows on Parcoursup:

-English-Spanish: 717 confirmed wishes for 145 places offered. The rank of the last called is 714.

-English-Italian: 185 confirmed wishes for 64 places offered. The rank of the last person called is 185714.

-English-German: 65 confirmed wishes for 80 places offered. The rank of the last person called is 65.

Reminder of the objectives of the training and its expectations:

The LEA program is a multidisciplinary program that combines foreign languages (English + Spanish / Italian / German) with applied subjects. It offers two courses from the second year:

-Tourism (e-tourism, solidarity tourism, wine tourism)

-Business and Commerce (international trade, international economics, law)

The course devotes a large part of its teaching to professionalization with courses in marketing, business language, role-playing, etc., but also a one-month internship in the 2nd year.

The training is very much oriented towards international business as its 6th semester takes place entirely abroad, either as an Erasmus or non-European study project, or as a 4 to 6 month internship in a foreign company.

The student who registers for this course must have a taste for languages, a good level of expression and comprehension in both languages (level B2), and an interest in applied subjects (economics, law, management). They must be interested in business, current affairs and the world in which they live.


Since 2019-2020, the LEA course has joined the "YES IF" process for students who the CEV believes do not have the knowledge needed to succeed. By declining conditional enrollment, students are declining their enrollment in LEA.

The "YES IF" pathway offers different possible accommodations, depending on the student's profile:

-Enrolment in the 1st year of LEA (ALLURE pathway) which will take place over two years (half of the courses during the first year of enrolment in L1 and half of the courses during the second year of L1) as well as refresher courses in two subjects and reinforced support from a director of studies and a student sponsor;

-Enrolment in a Tremplin or FPES class where the student will follow a set of fundamental disciplines and preparation for entry into short selective courses. The students will be made aware of the professions and will work on their reorientation.

Methods of examination of the wishes retained by the commission:

An algorithmic processing allowing essentially, from the quantitative and qualitative data appearing in the files, to calculate the averages of the notes recovered or allotted to the candidates, was implemented by the commission of examination of the wishes in order to help it in its work, and not to replace it.

This automated processing, whose parameters were set by the wish examination committee according to the criteria defined by its members, was used to carry out an initial analysis of the applications and a pre-ranking of the latter. The vetting committee used these elements in part to assess the merits of the applications.

In addition to the algorithmic processing, the committee based itself on the student's project, the study of the 1st and final year school reports (with a very close look at the two modern languages and French), and the assessments given on the future file.

The main lessons of the session and the advice or recommendations made to the candidates to improve their understanding of the expectations and objectives of the training.

The multidisciplinary nature of the LEA programme makes it attractive to students from all types of baccalaureate. However, future students are reminded that they must be well informed about the knowledge and levels expected to integrate the training, the courses that are provided as well as the job opportunities. Indeed, a large number of candidates applying for LEA are doomed to failure, either because of a too low level in one or both languages, or because of the absence of a second language, or because of too many difficulties in French. We also note that some students are completely mistaken about the opportunities offered by the course, hoping to become interpreters, translators, language teachers or diplomats.

Evaluation fields (criteria category)




Reminder of the general criteria for examining wishes published on Parcoursup


Criteria used by the wish examination committee

Elements taken into account for the evaluation of the criteria (marks, assessments, "Avenir" form, "Activities and interests" section, admission oral, etc.)

Degree of importance of the criteria (by default and decreasing order of importance: essential, very important, important, complementary)

Academic results (grades, averages, progress...)

In accordance with the national expectations of the training, the elements of appreciation which will make it possible to evaluate the files of the candidates will be the whole of the marks of first year and the marks available of final year, particularly in English and in one of the three following languages with the choice, German, Spanish or Italian; in French (marks of the baccalaureate); in applied subjects (economy, law, management) if there are some.



- a B2 level in the LV1 and LV2 required in LEA, as well as a good level in French.


- The requested LV2 must correspond to the LV2 that was studied in secondary school. However, the CEV will take into consideration any proof that the requested LV2 is actually well mastered by the student (e.g. schooling abroad).

- The LV3 studied in secondary school should not be requested as LV2 in LEA, unless a B2 level is obtained.


- a student without LV2 in high school cannot take LEA

- Grades 11st and final year


- Schooling


- Documents


- Appreciations


- Recommendations from the Future Sheet










Academic skills, methodological knowledge, know-how

The opinion of the class council concerning the choice of this degree, the "Fiche Avenir" and the "Motivated training project" of the candidate will also be taken into account.



Future sheet





Autonomy, work capacity, intellectual curiosity.





Motivation, knowledge of the training, coherence of the project

- ·Motivation and study plan

- ·Interest in the business world.

- ·Interest in a field of application (SES, economics, law, management, commerce, etc.)


- A good knowledge of the LEA training and its contents (two languages, applied subjects, two courses)

- Outlets envisaged by the student consistent with the outlets of the LEA degree

- authenticity of the training project (no resumed project)

- well thought-out project (no "boat" project)

Training project


Commitments and achievements in extracurricular activities


Language trips and stays abroad

Training project

Area of interest




At the University of Avignon and Pays de Vaucluse, the pre-registration and registration procedures are done online on the website, see the "Registration" section.
Please note: some courses are only accessible after one or more pre-selection and/or selection stages. Therefore, before registering, you must meet all the conditions for admission.

Conditions of validation

All the courses corresponding to the 5 semesters of study of the LEA Licence are organised on a continuous assessment basis, except for semester 6 which is carried out abroad (ECTS credits).

Year of highschool graduation
Bac + 3
Level of education obtained after completion
Niveau III

Targeted skill(s)

The LEA degree combines linguistic disciplines and subjects applied to tourism, management and international trade.

At the same time, the student receives various practical courses related to these specialisations: management, economics, law, marketing, etc.

Career Opportunities

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Graduates of an LEA degree can, from the end of their course, integrate diversified jobs, in particular, according to the courses followed:

"Business and Commerce":

  • Business assistant
  • Trilingual import-export sales assistant
  • Business manager for English-speaking areas and areas in countries corresponding to the second language
  • International relations manager for English-speaking areas and areas of countries corresponding to the second language
  • Marketing Assistant
  • International Trade Negotiation Assistant
  • Assistant Manager
  • Assistant in international exchange projects
  • Administrative Manager
  • Export client manager
  • International exchange project assistant
  • Tourism Development Officer
  • Tourism Project Manager
  • Tourism promotion and enhancement officer
  • Tourism Research Officer

Further studies

At the end of the LEA degree, students can enter Master's programs and in particular, within Avignon University, the International Trade, Tourism Project Management and e-tourism or International Wine Marketing courses offered by the Master's program in International Trade Management.



Teaching campuses
Hannah Arendt Campus

Geographic location
Sainte Marthe site

74, rue Louis Pasteur

Office 2E22

Director of studies

Responsible for the training
Nathalie Lunardelli

Heads of studies
Directors of studies: Magali Dumousseau, Béatrice Enjalran, Margherita Marras
Head of L3 studies: Béatrice Enjalran

Pedagogical secretary
Marjorie Sappe

International Relations Corresponding Teachers
Eleanor Stewart (English)
Justine Gonneaud (Italian, Spanish, German)

Registrar office contact details

Secretariat of the LEA Licence
Marjorie Sappe - Office 2E22
Tel. +33 (0)4 90 16 27 14

Date of update June 25, 2021