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World Languages Resource Center

About the Center 

The World Languages Resource Center (WLRC) is located next to the World Language department offices (attached to the Library, L-144). Students studying a world language have access to state-of-the art equipment in the World Languages Resource Center. Whether taking a study break in between classes or completing a research project, the Center is dedicated to providing tools and services to language students.

Location and Hours

Spring and Fall Semester Hours:

  • Monday through Thursday, 8:30am-8:00pm
  • Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

We are located on the first floor of the Boise State University Albertsons Library building. We have 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. Watch the video below for directions from The Quad, Julia Davis Park and the Student Union Building:

 

Resources

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A computer lab and 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 Center also hosts a collection of more than 1,200 films for student checkout, language books and games, along with mobile tablets for use in and out of the classroom. A new addition to the Center includes the option to reserve language spaces for up to two hours for study groups, clubs, and more.

Film Collection

The World Languages Resource Center host a collection of almost 1,200 language DVDs. Please stop by to view our selection and to check out a title!
Search the film collection here

Technology

  • BroncoPrint Station- Scan, Copy, and Print in Black/White or Color
  • Twelve iMacs– available for media creation, watching films, and studying 
  • Media apps loaded on computers and mobile devices including audio and video editing tools 
  • Large flat screen TV equipped with Blu-Ray player and Apple TV
  • iPads, tripods, and mobile keyboards are available for student checkout!
  • Mobile device chargers available for in-lab use 
  • Computers capable for viewing films from different regions 
  • Keyboard layouts for Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish are available on all computers.

In addition to the main resource center, there are language related resources in the following locations:

    • MP 121: Student Computer Lab
      This is a large open lab with word processing and internet software (phone 426-4042) open 7:30 am to midnight Monday to Thursday plus other hours Friday (7:30 am to 6 pm), Saturday ( 9am – 3 pm) and Sunday (9 am to 9 pm).
    • CRC:  Curriculum Resource Center
      Located on the 2nd floor of the Boise State Library, the CRC houses audio and visual materials in various languages.