Learn Basque

Learn Basque

The Etxepare Basque Institute supports Basque classes at universities, language learning institutions and Euskal Etxeak (Basque Centers) around the world. Here you´ll see where and how you can learn Euskara.

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

At university

At Euskal Etxeak (Basque Centers)

Compulsory education

The Basque Autonomous Community and Navarra have a language policy based on linguistic models of bilingual compulsory education (3-16 years). There are three models to choose from: A, B and D. In model A, most of the subjects are taught in Spanish, with Basque offered as a separate subject; Model B is bilingual; and in model D Basque is the language of instruction, with Spanish offered as a separate subject. The Communauté d´Agglomération Pays Basque offers a immersion model in the compulsory education system (entirely in Basque) and a growing bilingual model (Basque and French).

  • In the Basque Autonomous Community and Navarra: at euskaltegis and Official Language Schools

    The Basque language and literacy of adults is mainly channelled through the euskaltegis (Basque language schools). Euskaltegis can be either run publicly by the city or local institutions, or privately, many grouped in federations (AEK, IKA, Batuz and ELKARLAN) or operated individually. There are also Official Language Schools in the Basque Autonomous Community and Navarra attached to their respective Departments of Education.

  • In the Communauté d´agglomération Pays Basque

    Adults can learn Basque language at AEK euskaltegis (Basque language schools).

  • In Spain: at Official Language Schools

    Euskara is taught at a number of Official Language Schools in Spain.

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