In 2015 NASK returns to William Peace University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and it joins forces with the Esperanto Performing Arts and Film Festival (Kino-Teatro-Festivalo: KTF) to deliver an exceptional event and possibly the most talked-about NASK in the history of the courses!
The North American Summer Institute (Nord-Amerika Somera Kursaro: NASK) is a unique intensive immersion program in Esperanto that attracts students and professional Esperanto instructors from around the world. Throughout its 45-year history, NASK has been hosted in many places: San Francisco State University until 2002, the School for International Training (SIT) in Brattleboro (Vermont) from 2002 to 2006, and the University of California at San Diego from 2007 to 2011. Since 2012 it has travelled with the U.S. Esperanto congresses to three different places: the University of Texas at Dallas in 2012, William Peace University in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2013, and to the University of Victoria (Canada) in 2014. This year NASK returns to the beautiful green campus of William Peace University in Raleigh (North Carolina) to deliver yet another unforgettable experience!
The first four days of NASK will coincide with the Second Edition of Kino-Teatro-Festivalo (KTF), following the success of the first KTF last April in Washington State. In addition to the regular NASK activities, there will be creative and fun afternoon workshops, for example, to learn the basics of filmmaking and to help create your own videos. There will be plenty to enjoy, new friends to meet, interesting activities, and chances to learn and share your knowledge. If you already have a project in mind, you will find colleagues to work with here; or you may enjoy contributing your experience to another’s creative project.
Dates for this year’s NASK are June 30th to July 9th (KTF: June 30th to July 5th): eight days of learning, fun and arts, exploring the city’s wonderful museums, restaurants, and shopping, all within walking distance of the campus, plus a chance to experience 4th of July celebrations with fireworks and, most importantly, to see the final products of the KTF workshops! Paul Gubbins, member of the Esperanto Academy and an author of many works, including the video course “Esperanto – Pasporto al la Tuta Mondo”, will be teaching the advanced class. Lee Miller, professional interpreter of American Sign Language, will teach the intermediary course, and Ĵenja Bondelid (“Helena” from “Esperanto – Pasporto al la Tuta Mondo”), choreographer and ballet instructor, will teach the post-basic course. Participants may sign up for the complete program (8 days of NASK+ KTF) or only the first four days of the program (4 days of NASK + KTF). Basic prices vary from $175 (non-residential) for the first four days of the event to $735 (lodging and board) for the complete eight days of the event. Register before April 15th to get the best rates!
Please contact Ellen M. Eddy, the NASK administrator (EDDYELLEN@aol.com) with any questions.