A Basque in Boise

El Correo newspaper offers a free Basque language online course

Dec. 26-101I know, I’ve been quite productive the last few days keeping up on Basque-related subjects. I guess there is a positive side to an unexciting life. It was a blast hanging out with the kids, family and friends over the holidays, though, and it felt quite wrong to return to work today, especially after such a fun Christmas day. I had the hardest time letting it go. They say in Spain that “if the good is brief, then it’s twice as good”, but I think that’s crap.

Back to the subject at hand, I rediscovered a link this morning to a free Basque language online course published by El Correo newspaper in conjunction with the University of Deusto. The course features an introductory module to the language and a basic module divided in two parts. It’s intended for people with basic or no knowledge of Basque and, although it has links to audio for each lesson, I wasn’t able to make it work, even after downloading the latest version of Real Player. Nevertheless, the worksheets should be more than enough to get you started and there is a section with the answers so you can check your progress.

It’s important to note that the course is designed with Spanish speakers in mind. For English speakers wishing to learn Basque, you might want to check out the list of online resources I’ve been compiling for a while, as there might be something there that works for you.

Thanks for passing by: ↓

Patty maria jesus Steven Roosevelt

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