News & Events
Boise State University Intensive English Program is looking for short term home stay host families for a fantastic group of graduate students from Taiwan this Spring. These students are bilingual in English and Chinese and will visit Boise for 8 weeks to complete a graduate program in international business by participating in internships with local companies. They are also excited to learn about American life by living with home stay family. The dates are March 28-May 23rd,2015
The English translation by Nere Lete of the first Basque language detective novel has recently been published by the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Lete is an associate professor in the Department of World Languages. The novel “Fifteen Days in Urgain,” by Jose Antonio Loidi, was a daring effort because at the time it was written, the use of the Basque language was officially prohibited.
Nere Lete has recently published the translation from Basque into English of “Ultrasounds: Basque Women Writers on Motherhood.” This anthology, published by the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, presents a wide-ranging collection of contemporary women writers’ narratives on the subject of motherhood from a variety of perspectives, unique voices and styles.
Pairing Pedagogy & Mobile Technology in the Language Classroom
April 11th & 25th, 2015
World Languages Resource Center Lab Director, Amber Hoye, will present this workshop for Secondary and Post-Secondary Language Instructors. This hands-on, two-day workshop introduces language instructors to a variety of fun and effective mobile-based tools for use in their classroom. Participants will create and present a mini-unit that they may begin to immediately implement with students, receiving feedback from the course instructor and other language instructors. Registration cost: $25. 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. each Saturday. Registration deadline is April 3rd. Optional Professional Development Credit is available-cost: $60 (contact Concurrent Enrollment for more information).
The following students were newly initiated into Boise State’s AMG Honor Society on December 15th, 2014:
Back Row from left to right: Cory Gaylor, Rebecca Mason, Kimberly Sawyer, Benedetta Torsi, and Gabrielle Boliou
Front Row from left to right: Fatima Cornwall, Diana Green, Spencer Kelly
1.- Basque language students working at the Basque preschool for internship credit..Kelsey Allen helping a student and Afton Barkes showing her snake to Ikastola students!
2. Basque Studies Minor student and I helping make traditional sausages at the Basque Center.
3. BSU Basque club members and Oinkari Basque dancers share a Basque meal they prepared at the Basque Center, downtown Boise.
Put Your Spanish Language Skills to Use
Helping Utah Families
Are you a Spanish language student or Spanish speaker looking for ways to apply your dual language skills and get job experience? Waterford Research Institute, located in Sandy, Utah, is a nonprofit research center dedicated to providing every child with the finest education through the development of high-quality educational models, programs, and software.
We are in our 6th year of a results-driven early literacy program that travels the beautiful state of Utah every summer “graduating” our current students and introducing new families to the program. Travel with a great group of individuals who are fun, creative, and dedicated to early literacy and helping Utah families. You will see how this program benefits children and families by providing training and getting feedback from parents and caregivers.
This is not your everyday office job! Instead, the position offers an opportunity to use your language skills while working on a variety of projects and activities, and working and interacting with children and their families.
In addition to having dual language skills, our ideal candidate is outgoing, organized, coachable, and adaptable. We are looking for someone who can walk into the room and converse with parents as well as children in a highly interactive environment. We are also looking for candidates with strong leadership skills who can motivate and manage a team of coworkers. You will gain valuable dual-language, on-the-job experience that will make you highly marketable when it is time to seek your first professional position.
What We Require:
Fluency in Spanish and English
A passion for giving children a great start in school and the gift of reading!
A love of children
An interest in technology-delivered education
The ability to travel and work a varied schedule
Outgoing nature and an interest in working with a diverse group of colleagues
Reliability and dedicated to working through the summer
Supervisory, administrative, or event coordinator experience is useful for some of the positions
Reliable transportation to and from work, but we will provide transportations to events
Ability to perform some physical labor (organizing event supplies and equipment, etc.)
If this sounds interesting, we want to hear from you as soon as possible.
The position runs the beginning of June through August 31. You will have a varied work schedule from week to week, Monday through Saturday, 20 to 40 hours a week. Pay is $12.00 an hour. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Taylor Rosecrans at email@example.com.
The applicant must be a junior or senior and speak Spanish at a more-than-conversational level. We are offering a $500 monthly stipend and this would be a great opportunity for a student to get involved with a number of companies and industries as we prepare for the Governor’s Trade Mission this spring.
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, December 10th.
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Heike Henderson, professor of German and associate chair of the Department of World Languages, recently published an article in an anthology on German crime fiction. Her article, “Eva Rossmann’s Culinary Mysteries,” appeared in Tatort Germany: The Curious Case of German-Language Crime Fiction (Camden House 2014).