Please click on the plus sign (+) to the right of the course title to learn more about each course and its schedule. Registration links will be available starting December 12.
Note: We will no longer be offering mini courses during the Fall and Spring semesters. Our new program “Euskal Herria Ezagutzen” (Learning about the Basque Country) will offer the same content but in a 12-week format.
This 12-week course is centered on the basics. It is designed for beginner students with no, or very little, Euskara knowledge or experience.
Level 1: This course is a continuation of Fall 2022 Euskara Gaur I. It 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: Enrollment in Fall 2022 Euskara Gaur I or evaluation.
Level 2: This course is a continuation of Fall 2022 Euskara Gaur II. It 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: Enrollment in Fall 2022 Euskara Gaur II, Euskara Gaur I, a beginners’ course or evaluation.
Level 3: This course is a continuation of Fall 2022 Euskara Gaur III. It is a follow-up of levels 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 contexts, based on functional/situational approaches.
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: Enrollment in Fall 2022 Euskara Gaur III, Euskara Gaur II, an upper-beginners’ course or evaluation.
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: Previous enrollment, Euskara Gaur III or an intermediate level of Euskara.
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:
Join us and experience building a bridge through Euskara with other nationalities!
Learning about the Basque Country: 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.
Learning about the Basque Country: This course is a continuation of Euskal Herria Ezagutzen I. Designed for students who already have the basics of the language, this course goes deeper into Basque culture, with emphasis on Basque gastronomy, increasing students’ linguistic level through real life listening/video activities. Come and learn the secrets of Basque 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: A beginners’ level.
Learning about the Basque Country: 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: An upper beginners’ level.
Prerequisites: Euskal Herria Ezagutzen 1-3 (Mini-courses 1-3) or an intermediate level.