Language Classes

Euskara Classes


The Basque Museum & Cultural Center offers adult language classes throughout the year, both online and in-person. Please contact with any questions.

12-week Course price: $175 

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 and NABO EUSKAL ETXEA MEMBERS: Receive a $50 discount on REGULAR class price! Call 208-343-2671 to receive code or use the link below. Email: 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.

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.

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.

In-person 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.

Online 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!

Euskal Herria Ezagutzen I: Euskara for Traveling to the Basque Country

Learning about the Basque Country 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.

Euskal Herria Ezagutzen II: Basque Gastronomy

Learning about the Basque Country 2:  This course is a continuation of Euskal Herria Ezagutzen 1. Designed for students who already have the basics of the language 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.

Euskal Herria Ezagutzen III: Euskal Jaiak

Learning about the Basque Country 3:  This 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.

Euskal Herria Ezagutzen IV: Euskal Kirolak
Learning about the Basque Country 4: This course is designed for students who can already communicate in Euskara for past, present and future activities, exchange personal information and describe places/cities. Focused on euskal kirolak (Basque sports) students will continue to improve their Basque grammar and fluency to carry out conversations among themselves, Euskara students of other nationalities and even native speakers.
Learning Outcomes: Exposed to authentic material through videos and pictures from Euskal Herria as well as local/native people speaking, students will learn about euskal kirolak while getting deeper into Basque customs and traditions. Let’s play sports all together!

Prerequisites: Mini-courses 1-3 or an intermediate level.