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.

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Why Pursue Language Studies?

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Languages Offered

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Certificates / Minors / Majors

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Faculty and Staff

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World Language Resource Center

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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.

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Placement Tests & Credit for Prior Learning

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Consider a Double Major

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Find Internship Opportunities

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LANGUAGE STUDIES CAN TAKE YOU ANYWHERE!

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WORLD LANGUAGES SPOTLIGHT

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Justin Snyder, French Major

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Mariah Devereux Herbeck, French Professor

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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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News & Updates

Heike Henderson Presents at 40th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
February 25, 2019

Heike Henderson Presents at 40th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Mariah Devereux Herbeck Interviewed by Boise State Public Radio
January 25, 2019

Mariah Devereux Herbeck Interviewed by Boise State Public Radio

Fátima Cornwall Interviewed by Radio Televisão Portuguesa Internacional
January 24, 2019

Fátima Cornwall Interviewed by Radio Televisão Portuguesa Internacional

Adrian Kane Publishes Review of Homero Aridjis's 2017 Volume of Essays, News of the Earth
January 22, 2019

Adrian Kane Publishes Review of Homero Aridjis's 2017 Volume of Essays, News of the Earth