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  A federation of organizations to sustain BASQUE culture


  Izan ziralako, gara, eta garalako izango dira  
"Because they were, we are, and because we are they will be"
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Happy New Year!

Feliz Navidad y
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ño Nuevo!

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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:


Phone Conference: tba


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 Elko.

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 Country.

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 translation.

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.

Izaskun Kortazar,
NABO Basque language coordinator


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