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Language Certificates

Demonstrate Your Language Abilities

Few employers will ever ask to see your college transcript. But most of them will be looking for certified skills and experiences, competencies you have sought out and honed, and interests you have pursued and can draw from.

At Boise State, you can augment your major with a traditional minor, targeted certificates in specific subject and skill areas, and an ever-evolving suite of badges and other programs aimed at giving you a demonstrable skill or competency proven to drive success in the real world. The Department of World Languages, in addition to our language majors, is proud to offer the following language certificates for all majors:

American Sign Language (ASL)

Elementary American Sign Language Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
ASL 101 American Sign Language I4
ASL 102 American Sign Language II4
Total8
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.
Intermediate American Sign Language Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
ASL 101 American Sign Language I4
ASL 102 American Sign Language II4
ASL 201-202 American Sign Language III and IV8
Total16
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.

Arabic

Elementary Arabic Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
ARABIC 101-102 Elementary Arabic I & II8
Total8
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.
Intermediate Arabic Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
ARABIC 101-102 Elementary Arabic I & II8
ARABIC 201-202 Intermediate Arabic I & II8
Total16
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.

Basque

Elementary Basque Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
BASQUE 101-102 Elementary Basque I & II8
Total8
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.
Intermediate Basque Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
BASQUE 101-102 Elementary Basque I & II8
BASQUE 201-202 Intermediate Basque I & II6
Total14
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.

Mandarin Chinese

Elementary Mandarin Chinese Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
CHINESE 101-102 Elementary Mandarin Chinese I & II8
Total8
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.
Intermediate Mandarin Chinese Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
CHINESE 101-102 Elementary Mandarin Chinese I & II8
CHINESE 201-202 Intermediate Mandarin Chinese I & II8
Total16
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.

French

Elementary French Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
FREN 101-102 Elementary French I & II8
Total8
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.
Intermediate French Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
FREN 101-102 Elementary French I & II8
FRENCH 201-202 Intermediate French I & II8
Total16
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.

German

Elementary German Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
GERM 101-102 Elementary German I & II8
Total8
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.
Intermediate German Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
GERM 101-102 Elementary German I & II8
GERMAN 201-202 Intermediate German I & II6
Total14
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.

Japanese

Elementary Japanese Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
JAPANESE 101-102 Elementary Japanese I & II8
Total8
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.
Intermediate Japanese Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
JAPANESE 101-102 Elementary Japanese I & II8
JAPANESE 201-202 Intermediate Japanese I & II8
Total16
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.

Korean

Elementary Korean Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
KOREAN 101-102 Elementary Korean I & II8
Total8
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.
Intermediate Korean Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
KOREAN 101-102 Elementary Korean I & II8
KOREAN 201-202 Intermediate Korean I & II8
Total16
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.

Latin

Elementary Latin Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
LATIN 211 Elementary Classical Latin4
LATIN 212 Advanced Classical Latin4
Total8
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.
Intermediate Latin Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
LATIN 211 Elementary Classical Latin4
LATIN 212 Advanced Classical Latin4
LATIN 310 The Augustan Age
LATIN 320 Early Church Latin Literature
LATIN 330 The Constantinian Era
LATIN 340 Medieval Latin Literature
6
Total14
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.

Portuguese

Elementary Portuguese Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
PORTUGUE 101-102 Elementary Portuguese I and II8
Total8
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.
Intermediate Portuguese Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
PORTUGUE 101-102 Elementary Portuguese I and II8
PORTUGUE 201-202 Intermediate Portuguese I and II8
Total16
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.

Spanish

Elementary Spanish Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I4
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II4
Total8
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.
Intermediate Spanish Certificate
Course Number and TitleCredits
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I4
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II4
SPANISH 201 Intermediate Spanish I4
SPANISH 202 or SPANISH 203 Intermediate Spanish II4
Total16
The certificate will be awarded following completion of an associate or baccalaureate degree.