Buenos Aires, Argentina. The news was confirmed at FEVA’s last meeting and fulfills a “pending” project: “That after years of sacrifices the ikasles/irakasles trained in the Euskara Munduan Program see this effort crystallized in the possibility of taking in Argentina this exam, the maximum that can be aspired to on the path of training as a Basque teacher,” Arantxa Anitua FEVA’s president told EuskalKultura.eus.
This September a virtual training course will take place for those student/teachers, currently in level B2, that are hoping to achieve the C1 level (as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). The training course will conclude with the possibility of taking the accreditation exam at this level in July in Buenos Aires.
There are still some details that have to be determined. Anitua explained that the course is capped between 15-20 students, which includes some students that are part of the group that completed the learning process and exams in 2019, including those that participated in the stay at Maizpide in January and February of this year. Others have been trained in prior groups, “But if they have the necessary level to take advantage of this proposal, they will also be able to participate,” the Federation announced.
“We FEVA as well as Etxepare Basque Institute, through its representative Kinku Zinkunegi, are very happy with this new step,” Anitua said. “Without a doubt it will contribute to further improve our pool of Basque teachers.”