Language Classes

Summer 2022 Euskara Classes

Beginning the week of June 6 and finishing the week of July 25 (No class July 4)

ALL CLASSES WILL BE OFFERED ONLINE, VIA ZOOM

The Basque Museum & Cultural Center offers adult language classes throughout the year, both online and in-person. Check below for the most current language courses being offered.

REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL May 30, 2022.

Please contact Edurne Arostegui, Education Programs Specialist, with any questions or scheduling conflicts: edurnea@basquemuseum.eus

Mini Course price: $100
We require 7 students minimum per class. If a class doesn’t meet the required minimum by the registration deadline, students will be contacted and given the option of shifting to another class or a refund (less credit card fees).

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: The Basque Museum is proud to offer a limited number of scholarships to cover course fees. To request a scholarship, please email us before registration deadline. Course fees help cover the cost of administering classes and paying instructors a fair wage, but we don’t want to limit access to classes because of financial barriers.

Mini Course I: Euskara for Traveling to the Basque Country

Mini Course 1: This course offers you the Euskara language skills you would want to have to travel to the Basque Country. Thoughtfully designed, this course introduces a new province each week while focusing on topics that will prove useful on your next visit such as traveling, shopping, ordering in a restaurant, and understanding different Euskara dialects/accents.

Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to communicate effectively with accurate vocabulary/grammar for traveling situations and ask for/exchange information in oral communicative activities.

Mondays, 6-8pm MST

Register HERE.

Mini Course II: Basque Gastronomy

Mini Course 2:  This course is a continuation of Mini Course I. Designed for students who already have the basics of the language (by attending Mini Course I or not) this course goes deeper into Basque culture, with emphasis on euskal gastronomy, increasing students’ linguistic level through real life listening/video activities. Come and learn the secrets of euskal recipes!!!!

Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to interact with one of the key aspects of local traditions and go beyond Euskara by learning much more than the language itself. Surveys, competitions, games, and awards included in the course.

Tuesdays, 6-8pm MST

Register HERE.

Mini Course III: Euskal Jaiak

Mini Course 3:  This 8-week course is designed for students who can interact in oral communicative activities expressing habits, future plans, describing processes and inferring consequences of conditional situations. Focused on euskal jaiak (Basque celebrations and festivities), students will be able to interact with Basque people through listening activities with videos and more.

Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to get in contact with the “jaiak” of different cities and villages while visiting places virtually and taking part in celebrations throughout Euskal Herria. Have fun enjoying the “jaiak” while improving your Euskara!

Wednesdays, 6-8pm MST

Register HERE.

Conversation Courses

Do you want to have the chance to interact orally with people from other nationalities in Euskara? Have you ever had the opportunity to speak in Euskara with an Euskaldun? This course is designed to make a detailed revision of topics learnt in other courses and to foster communicative competence and fluency in Euskara while meeting people from other countries and also being able to interact with native speakers of the language.

There are 2 levels: Conversation 1 is designed for students who have the basics of the language and want to put it into practice in real-life interactions. Conversation 2 is for students who have a background knowledge of Euskara and are able to give personal information, describe the place where they live, talk about routines, future and past actions, and want to exchange information and share experiences with people from different places through Euskara. Join us and experience building a bridge through Euskara with other nationalities!

Level 1: Thursdays, 6-8pm MST

Level 2: Fridays, 6-8pm MST

LEVEL 1: Register HERE.

LEVEL 2: Register HERE.

Meet the Instructor

Susana Siccardi Ohaco
Susana is an accomplished curriculum developer and language instructor. Her mini-courses have become widely popular and she approaches Euskara in a content-based manner that leaves students feeling accomplished and hungry for more. This is her fourth set of classes teaching with the BMCC and is joining us all the way from Buenos Aires, Argentina.