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Lectureship for Basque | Euskera

Instituto Etxepare

Instituto Etxepare
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In cooperation with the Basque Institute Etxepare, Freie Universität Berlin offers Basque language courses and events on Basque culture during every semester.

Lecturer for Basque: Dr. Roberto Dagnino

Room JK 30/148, Tel. 838 908036

E-mail: baskisch@zedat.fu-berlin.de

The Basque language

The Basque language is a European minority language with about 800,000 speakers in the north of Spain and south of France, and a not easily ascertainable number of speakers in the diaspora (especially in the USA, Paris and several Latin American cities). The origin of the Basque language is still unclear. It is possible that the language was spoken in Western Europe before any Indo-European settlement took place. This would make Basque the only surviving pre-Indo-European language in Western Europe.

The Lectureship for Basque language and culture at Freie Universität Berlin

The Lectureship for Basque was established at Freie Universität Berlin in November 2004 with financial support from the Basque government, the Department of Philosophy and Humanities of Freie Universität Berlin, and the Institute for Romance Philology of Freie Universität Berlin. Since then, Basque language courses and classes on Basque linguistics, culture, history and regional studies have been held at the Freie Universität Berlin every semester.

All courses are held with the support of the Etxepare Basque Institute. Attendance is free and participants are always welcome. The Basque courses can be credited for various study programs at the Institute of Romance Philology and at the Interdisciplinary Center European Languages (Master "Linguistics" and Bachelor "Language and Society").


Basque courses: Summer semester 2024

For detailed information about the courses, please contact Dr. Roberto Dagnino: baskisch@zedat.fu-berlin.de

17141 | Language course

  • Basque 2 for beginners (Euskera A1.2) (Roberto Dagnino)
  • Time & place: Tuesday, 14-16h, & Wednesday, 16-18h, KL 29/207

17142 | Language course

  • Basque 4 for advanced learners, 2nd part (Euskara A2) (Roberto Dagnino)
  • Time & place: Tuesday, 16-18, J 30/109 

17140 |  Culture and history

  • "Ser euskaldun": imagines de la sociedad y cultura vascas en la literatura, las artes y los medios de comunicación  (Roberto Dagnino)
  • Time & place: Wednesday, 12-14, KL 29/237