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Basque teacher needed in Seattle: More than 150 people study Basque in USA/Canada

09/19/2014

The secret to a solid class lies in “making the students participate” (photo EuskalKultura.com)

After a decline last year, the Basque student numbers in NABO clubs has regained momentum and has grown once again this semester, even without definite numbers from Elko and New York.  A Basque teacher is urgently needed in Seattle, WA.  It seems that the Euskara Munduan Program (Basque in the World) is playing an important role in training future teachers, Itxaso Cayero, Co-Coordinator of Euskera for NABO, told EuskalKultura.com. 

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Thanks to the Gure Etxe Maitea Basque Club, Basque comes to Olavarria for the first time ever, every two weeks

09/19/2014

First Basque class at the Gure Etxe Maitea in Olavarria

The second class meeting will take place tomorrow, September 20th, at 14:30 at the Euskal Etxea.  Classes are free, and are part of the Euskara Munduan program ,taught in Olavarria by Elisabet Echegaray from the Gure Txokoa Basque Club of Azul.   Today, members and friends of Gure Etxe Maitea will celebrate the arrival of spring with a dinner/show. 

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“The Basques in Las Heras” compiles Basque family stories since the foundation of Las Heras to the present

09/18/2014

The cover of “The Basques in Las Heras”

The book is the third publication of the AMES Association (Amigos del Museo Esteban Semino/Friends of the Esteban Semino Museum) and gathers stories of families of Basque origin from their arrival to the Argentinean area of General Las Heras to the present, based on testimonies that descendants of the first immigrants could gather.  The Basques of Las Heras also includes photographs, and a prologue by historian Mikel Ezkerro as well as illustrations by architect Carlos Moreno. 

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The Basque Government has published several changes to the Basque Clubs grant decree

09/18/2014

The Basque Goverments headquarters, in Vitoria-Gasteiz

The Official Bulletin of the Basque Country published yesterday a decree by the Lehendakari that changes several parts of the Basque Clubs grant decree. The changes aim to provide, among other objectives, a better determination of the selection and valoration criteria for the grants. This publication is a previous step to the publication of the call for the 2014 grants, that is expected in the next weeks.

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Christian Etxeberria: “I practice Euskera every Sunday from Santiago on Skype with my 'penpal' in Lazkao”

09/18/2014

Christian Etxeberria, medical technician and Basque language student/teacher in Santiago, Chile

Christian is very happy in his profession.  He spends the day among x-rays and bone scintigraphs, as a medical technologist, as his specialty is called in Chile.  His work consists of, performing tests, mostly on women, to determine their cancer status.  Basque is another source of satisfaction for him. 

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