Department of World Languages

Graduates with language backgrounds possess a resource for continuing intellectual growth and personal fulfillment, a passport for moving easily within the world community and its diverse cultures, and a practical tool for earning a living. Programs in the Department of World Languages concentrate on the acquisition of language and knowledge of the cultures that the language expresses.

Learn more about why you should pursue language studies

Why Pursue Language Studies?

Learn more about why you should pursue language studies
Learn more about languages offered at Boise State

Languages Offered

Learn more about languages offered at Boise State
Learn more about the Certificates / Minors / Majors you can choose

Certificates / Minors / Majors

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View Faculty and Staff Information

Faculty and Staff

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Learn more about the World Languages Resource Center

World Languages Resource Center

Learn more about the World Languages Resource Center
Find out how you can get involved

Get Involved

Find out how you can get involved

Do you have prior language experience?

The Department of World Languages offers students with prior language experience the option to take a placement/challenge test and options to receive credit for prior learning. We encourage all students with existing language skills to consider minoring or majoring in their language.

Learn more about Placement Tests & Credit for Prior Learning

Placement Tests & Credit for Prior Learning

Learn more about Placement Tests & Credit for Prior Learning
Learn more about double majoring

Consider a Double Major

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Learn more about internship opportunities

Find Internship Opportunities

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LANGUAGE STUDIES CAN TAKE YOU ANYWHERE!

News & Updates

German Club Celebrates 30th Anniversary of "The Fall of the Wall"
November 11, 2019

German Club Celebrates 30th Anniversary of "The Fall of the Wall"

Sue Juarez, Spanish Student and WLRC Employee, Delivers First Generation Celebration Keynote
November 11, 2019

Sue Juarez, Spanish Student and WLRC Employee, Delivers First Generation Celebration Keynote

Fátima Cornwall Presents “Lock, Stock, and Barrel: Tools for Simultaneous Interpreting Development, Practice, and Performance” at the American Translators Association
November 05, 2019

Fátima Cornwall Presents “Lock, Stock, and Barrel: Tools for Simultaneous Interpreting Development, Practice, and Performance” at the American Translators Association

World Language faculty present at Idaho teachers’ conference (IATLC)
October 22, 2019

World Language faculty present at Idaho teachers’ conference (IATLC)

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WORLD LANGUAGES SPOTLIGHT

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Gabby Bates, Spanish and Accounting Double Major

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Justin Snyder, French Major

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Lead with Languages

THE PATHWAYS OER PROJECT

The Pathways Open Educational Resource (OER) Language Teaching Repository, an initiative from the Boise State University Department of World Languages, is an open and collaborative network of instructional materials and professional development created by and uniquely for Idaho’s K-16 language teachers and students.

Teachers and students participating in the Pathways Project come from different fields of study and schools across Idaho to create open (i.e., free), digital activities that support the teaching and learning of foreign languages and promote intercultural competence. We hope to impact the opportunities learners have to connect to the global world!

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