Language Classes

Fall 2022 Euskara Classes

Week of September 12- Week of December 5

Registration: August 16- September 06

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The Basque Museum & Cultural Center offers adult language classes throughout the year, both online and in-person. Please contact Edurne Arostegui, Education Programs Specialist, with any questions about our Euskara program: edurnea@basquemuseum.eus

Regular Course price: $175 (12-week course)

Mini Course price: $100 (8-week course)

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).

BASQUE MUSEUM MEMBERS: Receive a $50 discount on REGULAR class price! Call 208-343-2671 to receive code or use the link below.  *Does not apply for Mini Courses, discount is for FULL SEMESTER only. Email: teresaf@basquemuseum.eus to request a discount code via email.

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 the 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.

Euskara Gaur I

Level 1: This course is for beginner students with no, or very little, Euskara knowledge or experience. Euskara Gaur I is designed around the objective of content-based learning with practical skills.

Learning Outcomes: Students will learn the language through a functional approach with emphasis on communicative competences, with the goal of being able to introduce themselves and others, exchange personal information, describe places and express what they want/have to do while sightseeing/shopping, check timetables of events, ask about/give information about touristic places and express purpose. Students will be given exercises, listening/video watching activities, speaking activities, worksheets and more.

Prerequisites: No knowledge of Euskara is necessary to enroll in this course.

Fall 2022: 

  • In person: Mondays, 6-8pm at the Basque Museum REGISTER HERE
    • September 12-November 28
  • Online: Tuesdays, 6-8pm Mtn. Time REGISTER HERE
    • September 13-November 29
Euskara Gaur II

Level 2:  This course is a continuation of level 1 and it is appropriate for students with basic vocabulary and an understanding of common verb patterns/expressions for social interaction. This course is designed to foster further communicative competences through speaking and listening skills.

Learning Outcomes: Students will learn how to express past/future actions as well as habits/routines, describe plans through conditional situations, and express likes/dislikes among other functional/social skills. Students will be given exercises, listening/video watching activities, speaking activities, worksheets, and more.

Prerequisites: Euskara Gaur I or a beginners’ course.

Fall 2022: 

  • Online: Mondays, 6-8pm Mtn. Time REGISTER HERE
    • September 12-November 28
Euskara Gaur III

Level 3: This course is a follow-up of level 1 and 2 with an emphasis on more complex sentences with a higher level of grammar/lexis. The course is designed to increase communicative competences through coherence and grammar context based and a functional/situational approach.

Learning Outcomes: Students will learn how to express current activities, conditional situations, what they can/can’t do, give/ask for opinions, interact socially in real life situations through role-playing, and listening to/watching native people while doing exercises and practicing oral interactions.

Prerequisites: Euskara Gaur II or a year of Euskara studies.

Fall 2022: 

  • Online: Mondays, 6-8pm Mtn. Time REGISTER HERE
    • September 12-November 28
Conversation Course

Course Description: This course is for students with a few years of formal Euskara education or comfort at a basic conversation level. More advanced grammar concepts are taught through practical listening and activities.

Learning Outcomes: Students will be fully immersed in Euskara, focusing on correct usage of grammar, improving on fluency & comprehensibility as well as reading comprehension. Students will give oral presentations and receive feedback throughout the course to improve their skills.

Prerequisites: Euskara Gaur III or an intermediate level of Euskara.

Fall 2022: 

  • In person: Mondays, 6-8pm at the Basque Museum REGISTER HERE
    • September 19-December 5
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.

Prerequisites: No knowledge of Euskara is necessary to enroll in this course.

Fall 2022: 

  • Online: Tuesdays, 6-8pm Mtn. Time REGISTER HERE
    • September 13-November 1
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.

Prerequisites: Mini course 1 or a beginners’ course.

Fall 2022: 

  • Online: Fridays, 6-8pm Mtn. Time REGISTER HERE
    • September 16- November 4
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!

Prerequisites: Mini-course 1, Mini-course 2, Euskara Gaur 1 or an upper beginners’ level.

Fall 2022: 

  • Online: Sundays, 2-4pm Mtn. Time REGISTER HERE
    • September 18-November 6
Mini Course Conversation

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!

Prerequisites: Level 1, Part 1 or Level 2, Part 1 of the mini conversation courses or completion of a beginners’ level course.

Fall 2022: 

  • Level 1, Part 2: Online, Thursdays 6-8pm Mtn. Time REGISTER HERE
    • September 15-November 3
  • Level 2, Part 2: Online, Wednesdays 6-8pm Mtn. Time REGISTER HERE
    • September 14-November 2