Boise State has lots to offer! From the culture of the city, the activities to do, and even the courses you can take. There are many classes in interesting topics, that are recommended to students during their four years. Boise State has 5 main languages that you can take for credits. Here are the top 5 languages you should consider taking at Boise State.
1. ASL 101 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I (4-1-4)(F,SU)(DLL).
American Sign Language develops beginning abilities in receptive and expressive skills. The class offers basic study of grammatical structures and vocabulary in a communicative context. You will learn Deaf culture and an emphasis on the history of sign language. The class is conducted primarily in ASL, but don’t let that scare you, you will learn faster than you think. (refer to https://oneclass.com/blog/uncategorized/43015-learning-american-sign-language-at-boise-state-university for an in depth review of the course)
2. SPANISH 101 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I (4-1-4)(F,S)(DLL).
Intro to the Spanish language course will teach you the beginnings of the language and culture. The class develops beginning abilities in all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. It also offers a basic study of grammatical structures and vocabulary in communicative context. An interesting part of this class is learning about the Hispanic culture. This course has no prerequisites.
3. GERMAN 101 ELEMENTARY GERMAN I (4-1-4)(F)(DLL).
German is a very popular and well-loved language at Boise State. It develops beginning abilities in all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. The class offers abroad trips to Germany to further your language skills, which is very cool. You will be introduced to German cultures, and the idea of staying abroad if you choose. There are no prerequisites to this course.
4. FRENCH 101 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I (4-1-4)(F)(DLL).
French 101 is not a very popular course at Boise State. However, the people who do take it, love the professors and the concepts taught. As well as the other languages, the French course develops beginning abilities in all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. This 101 course also goes into depth on French culture, and also possible study abroad trips.
5. JAPANESE 101 ELEMENTARY JAPANESE I (4-1-4)(F)(DLL).
Just like the French language, Japanese is not a very common language taken at Boise State. You will learn the basics of communication and writing in the language. You will have lots of hands on activities to practice you new skills. The course also introduces Katakana, Hiragana, and a limited number of Chinese characters. The course is conducted in mostly Japanese.
Out of all the languages that Boise State has to offer, any one you pick will be very enlightening. You will learn new thing about different cultures, and the basics of communication of those languages. The great thing about learning a new language is the ability to then practice it in that country. Studying Abroad is a very cool opportunity that can help you practice you language skills.