NASK 40th Anniversary
Nord-Amerika Somera Kursaro
51 pictures and reports
North-America Summer Courses
UCSD University of California
at San Diego, California, USA
July 10 - 11, 2009
1. NASK 40th Anniversary, events, July 10, 2009.
0876. Dro Humphrey Tonkin, president of
Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF)
ESF Directors To Participate In
NASK 40-Year Anniversary Symposium
June 26, 2009 -- The President and Vice-President of the
Esperantic Studies Foundation, Dr. Humphrey Tonkin and
Dr. Mark Fettes, will contribute to a special symposium to
mark the 40th anniversary of the North American Summer
Esperanto Institute, to be held July 11, 2009 at the
University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
The Institute, commonly known by its Esperanto acronym
NASK (Nord-Amerika Somera Kursaro), is an intensive
three-week, three-credit immersion program in the
international language, at levels from beginner to advanced.
Begun at San Francisco State University in 1969, the
program moved to the School for International Training (SIT)
in Brattleboro, Vermont, in 2002, and to UCSD in 2007. Each
year the Institute attracts a range of students and language
teachers from across North America and internationally.
The Symposium program will also include talks by former
ESF Director Dr. David Jordan (UCSD) and Ms. Spomenka
Štimec, a leading Esperanto author, teacher, and cultural
activist from Croatia.
To learn more about NASK, visit the program’s website
http://www.esperanto.org/nask/ and Facebook pages
NASK 40th Anniversary Symposium
July 11, 2009, University of California, San Diego
ESF directors and advisory board members recently
participated in a symposium marking the 40th anniversary
of the NASK program held at the University of California,
San Diego. NASK is an intensive three-week,
university-credit immersion program in the international
language. ESF directors included Dr. Humphrey Tonkin
(President) and Dr. Mark Fettes (Vice-President).
Presentations were also made by ESF advisory board
member, Dr. David Jordan and Ms. Spomenka Štimec,
a leading Esperanto author, teacher, and cultural activist
The events were hosted by the Board of Directors of the
Esperantic Studies Foundation to coincide with their
annual planning retreat.
On the evening of Friday, July 10, there was a dinner at the
Estancia La Jolla in honor of their founding (and current)
president, Dr. Humphrey Tonkin, a scholar of Renaissance
English literature and former university president, who has
made truly remarkable contributions to the Esperanto
movement and to the study of language problems, over
the course of a long and successful career as a university
teacher and administrator. In an intimate setting, we had
the opportunity of celebrating some of Dr. Tonkin's
accomplishments and sharing both memories and thoughts
about the future.
On the afternoon of Saturday, July 11, we had a second
celebration. Forty years have passed since the inaugural
Esperanto program at San Francisco State University,
which eventually grew into the North American Summer
Esperanto Institute or Nord-Amerika Somera Kursaro (NASK).
To commemorate this milestone, there was a three-hour
symposium at the University of California San Diego,
featuring Humphrey Tonkin, David Jordan, Spomenca
Stimec, and Mark Fettes as guest speakers and panelists.
The symposium did look both backwards at the last forty
years and forward at the next forty, taking stock of the
immense technological and cultural changes that are
transforming the world, and considering the ways in which
Esperanto has adapted and will continue to adapt to them.
The symposium was followed by a reception and ceremony
recognizing many of those who have made key contributions
to NASK over the years.
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Group singing with Ŝajo at the language laboratory.
Friday July 10, 2009, 2:30 PM.
0865. Language Laboratory.
0869. Going to dinner at the Estancia La Jolla.
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2. Gala Dinner,
at the hotel "Estancia La Jolla".
3. Special Symposium,
University of San Diego.
Eucalyptus Point Conference-Center.
5. Library, and campus.
San Diego University.
6. Your pictures,
reports, please send them to me.
Nord-Amerika Somera Kursaro.
(select English or Esperanto on the upper right)
Naska Fasko. Read the newspaper. (select English)
Convention 2007, San Diego and
Tijuana, Mexico, July 25 - 30, 2007.
Videos to learn Esperanto.
3 animations, almost 3 hours in total, with the
Pasporto, in youtube, more than 7 hours.
Actors from many countries.
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August 4, 2009