NABO is happy to have
Izaskun Kortazar as our Euskara coordinator. She will be helping
to facilitate our various Euskara initiatives, in the hope that we will
continue to see the increasing learning and use of Euskara. Her
email contact is:
BASQUE LANGUAGE REPORT: Reno, July 2009
Since last meeting:
I have been to the Basque Country and I
contacted an euskaltegi willing to do an exchange of emails among their
Basque students and the students of USA. The contact information is
Iñaki Kerejazu. This euskaltegi is called IKA and it is located in
Gasteiz. They allowed me to see their classes and their materials.
I have attended more classes at the
Ulibarri euskaltegia in Etxebarri. They donated the materials that
create (Books for the teachers and for the students for the first 3
levels with explanations for every class for the teacher). They gave me
permission to photocopy them for the instructors here.
They also donated materials to teach
children. The Basque teachers for children have already received them.
The Basque Coordinator from Argentina
attended the Udaleku and she prepared the Basque lessons.
I received Basque books from the University
of Reno and they have been donated to the Ikastola, Basque museum and
Some teachers finished the BOGA training
and in the fall we will start teaching through BOGA. Some student will
attend regular classes to complement BOGA, some will work just with BOGA
and they will be in touch with the teacher through Skype or the
telephone and some students will attend regular classes since their
teacher has not completed the training.
The request for learning BOGA with a CD
will be forward to me so I can assign a BOGA teacher to help and guide
the student. We will receive the students until we cannot offer more
help due to the amount of teacher that have done the training. Each
student will pay $50 a semester to the instructor.
One person is working with the students of
Basque in Argentina and she was supposed to attend the Barnetegi but it
has been cancelled due to the flue. Maybe she will attend in the spring
and after that she will be the first person to become a teacher after
doing some training on the internet with a teacher from the Basque
There is not a minimum amount of people
interested in becoming teachers to this project is stopped.
We are still looking for Basque instructors
in Rock Springs, Winemmucca, Miami (they can use some help), Mountain
Home (for adults)…
It has not been any request so far to
translate materials for the Summer Basque festivals. It would be
interesting to hear more Basque language at the Basque festivals. To
have the menus in Basque…please send me an email if you need any
Probably an instructor from the Basque
Country will come to the Ikastola and will provide a workshop on how to
teach Basque to small children for the instructors at the Ikastola and
also for the Basque instructors of children.
In some places where Basque lessons were
expected, have not start jet (Washington D.C…) because of lack of time.
NABO Basque language coordinator