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World Languages Resource Center (WLRC)


A Gathering Place

The World Languages Resource Center (WLRC) is located next to the World Language department offices. Whether taking a study break in between classes, participating in a conversation lab, or completing an innovative media project, all students studying a world language are invited to the WLRC.

Resources for Language Students

What Does the WLRC Offer?

Language Films, Books, Games, and So Much More!

A computer lab equipped with a BroncoPrint station for scanning and printing provides access to authentic resources such as online journals and newspapers from around the world, specialized software and recording tools.

The WLRC also hosts a collection of more than 1,200 films for student checkout, authentic language books and games, along with mobile tablets for use in and out of the classroom.

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Over 1,200 Foreign Language Films

Authentic Language Books & Resources

Long-term iPad Checkouts

Language Board Games

Directions & Hours

The WLRC is located on the first floor of the Boise State University Albertsons Library building, in L-144. The Department has a separate outside entrance identified as “World Languages” on the west side of the building. The Research Administration and History-Sociology-Criminal Justice offices have entrances on the same side of the building.


Due to the closure of the Boise State University Campus as a result of COVID-19 , the WLRC will be closed until further notice. Virtual services will be provided to students enrolled in a conversation lab and communicated with them via Blackboard. 


Conversation Labs

All students enrolled in a 100, 200, and some 300 level language courses participate in a weekly conversation lab. Most labs are held in the WLRC.

For students enrolled in ASL, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish courses, you’ll receive an email to enroll in a conversation time slot. A variety of morning, afternoon, and evening slots will be available and this time slot will be yours for the semester.

For other languages, you will sign up for a time via BroncoWeb or your instructor will provide you with a list of times the first week of class.

Please visit us in L-144 for help signing up or to answer any questions that you might have!

Internship and Work Opportunities

Make an Impact

In this short video, Spanish Secondary Education Major, Abby Cain, discusses how working in the World Languages Resource Center at Boise State positively impacted her life and empowered her to make a difference for students studying a second language.

Internships and Work Positions at the WLRC

The World Languages Resource Center (WLRC) is a great place to practice and improve your language and technical skills, make a difference in the lives of our language students, and add a meaningful experience to your resume before graduation.

If you’re interested in getting involved, there are many opportunities including Work Study funded positions and internships for academic and language credit. Opportunities are posted on and include positions such as:

  • Social Media Assistant
  • Open Educational Activities Editor or Creator
  • Administrative Support for the WLRC
  • Computer Lab and Technology Assistant

Opportunities to work as a conversation assistant will be shared later in the semester and typically require a language interview with one of our instructors. These positions are available as Work Study, Non-Work Study, and internship positions. More information coming soon!

Please contact with any questions!

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!

Learn more about the Pathways OER Project

Meet the WLRC Team

  • Amber Hoye, World Languages, faculty/staff, studio portrait by Priscilla Grover

    Amber Hoye

    World Languages Resource Center Director

    Languages: English, Spanish
  • Camille

    OER Editor I

  • Portrait of Claire


    ASL Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant II

  • Photo of Daum


    Korean Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant II

  • Photo of Emma Halverson


    Latin Conversation Assistant II

  • Gabby Bates Portrait


    Spanish Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant II

  • photo of Izabelle


    ASL Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant I

  • Ibrahem

    Arabic Conversation Assistant I

  • Photo of Madi G


    Spanish Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant II

  • Photo of Mardy Morales


    Lead Spanish Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant

  • Mimi

    OER Editor I

  • Nicole

    German Conversation Assistant I

  • Sara

    Lab Desk Assistant I

  • Yuliana

    Spanish Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant I

  • Zahraa

    Social Media Editor