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.

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.

SUMMER HOURS:

The WLRC is now closed for summer and will reopen on August 26th.

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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!

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 Language Resource Center Director

    Spanish
  • Photo-of-Abby-Cain

    Abby

    Lead OER Editor

  • Portrait of Alex

    Alex

    Spanish Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant II

  • Bashayr

    Arabic Conversation Assistant I

  • Camille

    OER Editor I

  • Photo of Chloe Pampush

    Chloe

    Lead German Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant

  • Portrait of Claire

    Claire

    ASL Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant II

  • Photo of Daum

    Daum

    Korean Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant II

  • Deedee-Nassans

    Deedee

    Lead Japanese Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant

  • Photo of Emma Halverson

    Emma

    Latin Conversation Assistant II

  • Portrait of Emily Blackburn

    Emily

    French Lab Desk Assistant II

  • Ethan

    Japanese Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant I

  • Gabby Bates Portrait

    Gabby

    Spanish Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant II

  • photo of Hannah

    Hannah

    Chinese Lab Desk Assistant II

  • photo of Izabelle

    Izabelle

    ASL Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant I

  • Jacob

    ASL Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant II

  • photo of Jorge

    Jorge

    Spanish Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant I

  • photo of Kate

    Kate

    ASL Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant I

  • Lin Bai

    Chinese Conversation Assistant I

  • Ibrahem

    Arabic Conversation Assistant I

  • Photo of Madi G

    Madi

    Spanish Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant II

  • Photo of Mardy Morales

    Mardy

    Lead Spanish Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant

  • photo of mary

    Mary

    Japanese Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant I

  • Photo of Max

    Maximilien

    French Conversation Assistant II

  • Sata Vanasouk

    Sata

    Chinese Conversation Assistant II

  • Sue Juarez Photo

    Sue

    Spanish Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant II

  • Photo of Theadora

    Theadora

    Lead Japanese Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant

  • Tiana

    ASL Conversation & Lab Desk Assistant I

  • Photo of Ya-Chu

    Ya-Chu

    Lead Chinese Conversation Assistant