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Nere Lete

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M.F.A University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. 1994
B.A University of Deusto, Donostia. Basque Country. 1986

Nere Lete, a native of the Basque Country, attended Basque schools during Franco’s dictatorship in Spain. Nere received her first Basque language teaching certificate from Euskaltzaindia when she was 15. And later, she studied Basque Philology in the Basque Country. While pursuing her studies, Nere translated and adapted scripts, worked as a voice-over actress and a puppeteer for Basque television.

She received a grant to teach Basque at the University of Nevada in Reno in 1988. She has taught Basque and Spanish in the Basque Country, University of Nevada – Reno, University of Iowa and Boise State University. In 1994, Nere received her Master of Fine Arts degree in translation from the University of Iowa.

Now, a Professor of Basque at Boise State University, besides teaching Basque language she also teaches Basque culture, literature, art history, and cinema in Spanish and English. Nere keeps a close working relationship with the Basque Museum and Cultural Center of Boise, the Etxepare Institute, and with the Boiseko Ikastola, the first Basque language preschool in the United States, which she helped to create.

Primary research interest: Language pedagogy and translation.

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