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World Languages Resource Center

The 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.

We're here for you, virtually!

Fall 2020 Operations

The World Languages Resource Center will operate virtually during the fall 2020 semester.  Online services will be provided to our language students and communicated with them via the course site.

Do you have questions about conversation labs, a web tool being used in one of your courses, or something else? Please schedule an appointment with us and we’ll be happy to assist you. Click here to access our Google Calendar for appointments.

Need to makeup a conversation lab?
Please follow the instructions on this link.

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.

Over 1,200 Foreign Language Films

Authentic Language Books & Resources

Long-term iPad Checkouts

Language Board Games

#BilingualBroncos

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.

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 each semester on Boisestate.Joinhandshake.com and include positions such as:

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

Please contact amberhoye@boisestate.edu 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 Fall 2020 WLRC Team

Meet the WLRC Team

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

    Amber Hoye

    World Languages Resource Center Director

    Languages: English, Spanish
  • Picture of Amar

    Amar

    Social Media Assistant

  • Antoine

    Conversation Assistant I

  • Picture of Ashley

    Ashley

    Admin Assistant

  • Blake

    Admin Assistant

  • Picture of Brenna

    Brenna

    OER Editor Intern

  • Picture of Brooke

    Brooke

    Spanish Conversation Assistant Intern

  • Picture of Carla

    Carla

    Spanish Conversation Assistant I

  • Camille

    OER Editor I

  • Cassy

    French Conversation Assistant I

  • Picture of Cation

    Cation

    Japanese Conversation Assistant I

  • Portrait of Claire

    Claire

    ASL Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant II

  • Photo of Daum

    Daum

    Korean Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant II

  • Picture of Denise

    Denise

    Japanese Conversation Assistant I

  • Picture of Edson

    Edson

    Social Media Assistant Intern

  • Picture of Elodie

    Elodie

    French Conversation Assistant I

  • Emma

    Latin Conversation Assistant II

  • Picture of Emily

    Emily

    ASL Conversation Assistant I

  • Picture of Erwin

    Erwin

    Spanish Conversation Assistant Intern

  • Gabby Bates Portrait

    Gabby

    Spanish Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant II

  • Picture of Grace

    Grace

    Arabic OER Intern

  • Ibrahem

    Arabic Conversation Assistant I

  • Picture of Iris

    Iris

    Spanish Conversation Assistant Intern

  • Photo of Izabelle

    Izabelle

    ASL Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant I

  • Picture of Jerry

    Jerry

    Chinese Conversation Assistant I

  • Jordyn

    Spanish Conversation Assistant Intern

  • Picture of Josepha

    Josepha

    French Conversation Volunteer

  • Kerry

    Chinese Conversation Assistant I

  • Picture of Madi G.

    Madi

    Spanish Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant II

  • Photo of Mardy Morales

    Mardy

    Lead Spanish Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant

  • Marie-Eve

    French Conversation Volunteer

  • Picture of Marie-Jeanne

    Marie-Jeanne

    Conversation Volunteer

  • Picture of Mimi

    Mimi

    OER Editor I

  • Picture of Naia

    Naia

    German Conversation Assistant II

  • Picture of Nicole

    Nicole

    German Conversation Assistant I

  • Picture of Paige

    Paige

    French OER Intern

  • Picture of Rylie W.

    Rylie

    Admin Assistant Intern

  • Picture of Sara

    Sara

    Lab Desk Assistant I

  • Sergio

    Spanish Conversation Assistant I

  • Picture of Yuliana

    Yuliana

    Spanish Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant I