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The Etxepare Basque Institute reports that COVID-19 has created an increase in online Basque sessions, classes and activity

05/20/2020

The Euzko Alkartasuna Basque Club in Macachin, Argentina held its first online Basque class yesterday During the emergency situation provoked by the Coronavirus in the world, the education system has made a great effort to adapt its classes to online platforms.  The Etxepare Basque Institute did so with Basque language and culture courses that are managed around the world, as part of the Euskera Munduan program, as well as those taught as part of its university lectureships, as indicated in this ...

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Chile: Positive evaluation of new Euskera classes that the Viña-Valparaiso Basque Club offers online, join in!

05/20/2020

Are you interested in learning Basque online?  Classes at the Viña-Valparaiso Basque club (also beginning). Email euzkoetxeavinadelmar@gmail.com As in many other places around the world, the Eusko Etxea in Viña del Mar-Valparaiso had to convert its face-to-face Basque classes to online ones during the quarantine.  Leire Martinez de Luco, from Pamplona, who is her fifth year as a Basque teacher is happy with this year, and the new virtual model, since she has more students, “a dozen, six of them are brand new.  It shows that there are ...

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Euskal Sustraiak Basque Club in Trenque Lauquen turns 22 and will celebrate online posting videos and images

05/19/2020

22nd anniversary of the Euskal Sustraiak Basque Club in Trenque Lauquen Euskal Sustraiak turned 22 last Thursday, on May 15th, and obliged by the current coronavirus situation had to cancel its original festivities, deciding instead to celebrate on social media.  All month long, they will be publishing images, commentary on the club’s history from tis foundation till the present, through a selection of photos and videos that include the club’s most significant moments. ...

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The Noriega Hotel Basque Restaurant is for sale/rent in Bakersfield. Want to know the asking price?

05/19/2020

Images of the of the Noriega Hotel in Bakersfield, including its kantxa (photo EuskalKultura.eus) The Coronavirus brought us bad news from Bakersfield that the historic Noriega Hotel would not reopen after the mandatory confinement phase.  The building, that still guards the memories and experiences of several generations of California Basques has now been put on the market, and it remains to be seen what's to be the future of this classic meeting point for Basques and non-Basques in the area, witness ...

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Itzuli, free automatic translator between Basque-Spanish and vice versa, whose app can be installed on your phone

05/19/2020

Itzuli, app that provides quality translations for everyone Itzuli is an easy to use free neural automatic translator that provides decent quality.  The tool allows you to translate from Basque to Spanish and vice versa, developed by the Basque Government and has been available online since last October.  The app was launched at the end of December and since then, queries have not stopped, testifying to its usefulness in both academic and work scenarios ...

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The Aberri Etxea Basque Club in Viedma launches a program to support reading in quarantine, easy to replicate in other cities

05/18/2020

Program to “Support Reading and Accompaniment,” during the quarantine The Aberri Etxea Basque Club in Viedma and Carmen de Patagones has adapted to the conditions imposed by the pandemic, and that is why some of its activities have become virtual, in particular Euskera classes and choir practices.  For its part, the Euskal Etxea library put a program in place, a couple of weeks ago, called “Promotion of Reading and Accompaniment” allowing members to ask for, and ...

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From Uruguay to the world: more than 60 people participated in virtual Euskera meetings promoted from Montevideo

05/18/2020

Euskera meeting on Zoom If we talk about Euskera in the Eighth Province, there is no doubt that Uruguay is one of the countries in South America where Basque instruction has deepened.  That is why we shouldn’t be surprised that during this time of confinement, Basque teachers and students in Uruguay have found a way to stay in touch, practice and share the language.

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Would you like to have your own .eus email? Get one now for free with this offer from the PuntuEUS Foundation

05/18/2020

To request one, for example, laurkabat@ni.eus or shanghaieuskaletxea@ni.eus, or info@zazpirakbat.eus or kultura@euskoetxenewyork Now you can get your own yourname@ni.eus email for free, or if you prefer the Premium Plan, whateveryoulike@yourname.eus for three Euros a month.  This is a service in Basque for anyone without a .eus website, directed to individuals, businesses, associations and also Basque clubs.  You can configure it on your cell phone, or on your usual email program on a computer, with use allowed online through ...

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“People in Buenos Aires and Montevideo are helping people in Bilbao and the Basque Country practice Basque on Mintzanet”

05/15/2020

Ritxi Lizartza, founder of the Maramara Linguistic Services* Philologist from Donostia, Ritxi Lizartza, is the founder of *maramara* Linguistic Services", a company that is involved in several projects related to the Basque language.  Among these, and maybe the one most used in the Diaspora is Mintzanet, a program that provides the possibility of practicing Euskera free of charge on the Internet.

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Paul Ygartua will inaugurate in Vancouver an exhibit in honor of the heroes in the fight against COVID-19

05/15/2020

“Our Warriors on the Front Lines,” by Paul Ygartua The Ukama Gallery will inaugurate works by Paul Ygartua tomorrow.  It is a collection of large canvases, the result of his work during the pandemic.  Born in Liverpool and long time resident in Vancouver, the artist with Basque roots pays tribute to the workers on the front line fighting the Coronavirus.  “Heroes/Warriors,” as he calls calles them, include all ...

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