PRINTEMPaS: intensive courses and exams 2018

Courses with Przemek, Christophe or Marion (20 - 28 April 2018)
Pass an international Esperanto exam (27-28 April 2018)
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- Course A1-A2 « Starting ou together » with Marion Quenut
- Course A2-B1 « On the threshold of language » with Christophe Chazarein
- Course B1-B2 « The Bialystok Method » with Przemek Wierzbowski
- International Exams of UEA/ITK
- Lectures with Nijole Stakeniene from Lithuania
- Presentation by Pauline Gaborit from Anjou: Our trip to Korea
- Presentations by Przemek Wierzbowski from Poland
- Bookstore-libroservo on site, see the list
- NB: Christophe centralizes the students and evaluates their level before the course by a written and oral test


- Programme of the courses, the seminar and the exams --- Menu
- Prices and enrolment forms --- Registrants and where they are from
- Photo of this stay --- Albums, videos of past stays --- Group photo
- Interview with the course leader
- Opinions of participants : this stay --- Exam session 2018 --- former stays

The Cultural Center of Gresillon, in COLLABORATION with ILEI (International League of Esperanto Teachers) organizes courses for people who have begun to learn Esperanto and who wish to make rapid progress thanks to intensive courses led by experienced teachers who use Esperanto through active methods. We offer three levels (courses).

COURSE B1-B2 « The Bialystok Method » (21 - 27 April 2018)

  • Teacher: Przemek WIERZBOWSKI, pole, studied law in Bialystok university (Poland), worked in 2008 as an EVS volonteer in Esperanto-Kultur-Centro in Toulouse (France), and in worked for the city of Bialystok to help organize the 94th World Esperanto Congress. He attained the C1 level certificate in Esperanto proficiency, and attended training in Poznan (Poland) for Esperanto teachers. In 2012-2013, he worked in the "Intercultural Esperanto Center" in Sicilia, and taught in schools. Nowadays, he spends a large part of his time working for the Bialystok Esperanto Society. Przemek teach Esperanto in Bialystok and at international events such as SES in Slovakia.
  • Goal: Acquire Level B2 (strong intermediate level of language use). At this level, the students must already have Level B1. All those who wish to improve their language use are welcome, but especially those who already or will soon teach Esperanto. The course will also prepare for the exams at the end. Przemek adapts the course to the actual level of the participants, all the while providing material at a higher level for those who wish to pass the C1 exam.
  • Manuals: A textbook is not required, a dictionary would be useful
  • Presentation: The course will concentrate on increasing vocabulary and every-day expressions, and their use in conversation and naration. The course will look at all the important grammar, and will prepare the students for the exam with exercises, written tasks, games, conversations, and roll-playing.

COURSE A2-B1 « On the threshold of language » (21 - 27 April 2018)

  • Teacher : Christophe CHAZAREIN is an activist at Esperanto Cultural Center of Toulouse. He has been teaching Esperanto since 2006. In 2009, he spent one year in Białystok as a European volunteer, and received training in Esperanto at the University of Poznań. Since 2011, teaching - Esperanto and Occitan - is his main activity. In 2014, he created Ins’eo, an association whose aim is to promote more modern teaching practices, and to encourage the professionalization of the teaching of Esperanto.
  • Objective: Acquire level B1 according to this definition. Those who register at this level must have at least an A2 level. This course is for people who wish to acquire a sufficient level to communicate in most situations where Esperanto can serve (travel, international meetings, correspondence, etc ...).
  • Presentation of the course: Learning a language is much more than assimilating rules of grammar and vocabulary. It means developing your ability to communicate - that is, to listen, read, write ... and above all speak! If you have bases in Esperanto, but you feel too limited and if you want to give yourself the means to use it in most situations during travel, Esperanto congresses or on the Internet, then this course is for you. This course also aims at preparing for the oral and written tests of the ILEI-UEA level B1 and B2 exams.

COURSE A1-A2 « Starting out together! » (21 - 27 Apvril 2018)

  • Teacher : Marion QUENUT has taught Occitan in Toulouse since 2011. Passionate about languages (she knows eight), she has created and administers since 2006 the site, the Toulous portal of the languages of the world. She began her apprenticeship in Esperanto in 2006 in a course with the Esperanto Cultural Center in Toulouse. Since then she has regularly organized courses for this association. She received a certificate of level C1 in Esperanto.
  • Objective: Acquire level A2 according to this definition. This course is for beginners and people who have already started learning Esperanto but still see themselves as beginners.
  • Manual: There is no recommended manual, the course will be based on new media (intended for a new manual in project). André Andrieu’s dictionaire pratique (16 €, published by SAT-Amikaro) is recommended.
  • Presentation of the course: This course will focus on oral communication from the beginning, but all the skills of the exam are worked during the week with the help of games and similar activities.

International CEFR Exams (28 April 2018)

  • Levels: The UEA Examinations Commission has agreed to the organisation of Esperanto exams of levels B1, B2 and C1. You can take the full test (written + oral) or only one part. It is possible to change the level on site. The minimum age is 14 years. The written and oral parts must be held at the same level.
  • Registration: For CEFR registration and prices, see below.
  • Diploma: After successful completion of the examination, the state-recognised Hungarian Examination Centre ITK will issue your diploma in 4 languages. This diploma is recognised in Europe and other countries outside Europe.
  • About CEFR: See the rules of examination. See wikipedia. org about the CEFR framework. See the specimens of examination (in Esperanto). See about a new French law - a chance for Esperanto!
  • :-) Listen JoMo singing CEFR. Listen an interview with Katalin Kovats (in Esperanto).

  • Nijolė was born in 1951 in the city of Šiauliai, north of Lithuania. At school she first heard about Esperanto. In 1970 she studied a mathematics in the Vilnius University and learned there Esperanto, then married and now has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. She has been working as an engineer in a large power center and has led various departments in the Vilnius urban community where she is now living.
  • In Esperanto movement she acted in the Vilnius youth club, participated in Esperanto world congresses and BET meeting.
  • Nijolė can talk about 3 topics: ’Lithuania and relations with the European Union’, ’Zamenhof and Lithuania’ and ’Be happy, that’s possible’.

PROGRAMME of the courses

  • Friday 20 April
    • afternoon: arrival of the trainees. Everyone will find sheets on the bed assigned to him in the castle
    • 18h30 welcome drink
    • 19h30 dinner
    • 20h30 getting acquainted and presentation of the courses
  • Daily schedule from Saturday 21 April to Friday 27 April
    • 8h-8h30 breakfast
    • 9h-12h classes with Przemek, Marion or Christophe
    • 12h30 lunch
    • 14h distractions proposed by Jannick or individual work
    • 16h30-18h30 classes
    • 19h dinner
    • 20h30 evening program

PROGRAMME of the exams

  • Friday 27 April
    • afternoon: arrival of persons registered only for examination
    • evening: oral examination for the first participants
  • Saturday 28 April
    • morning: written examination for all
    • afternoon: oral examination, continued
    • then: departure of the last participants

  • The price of your stay is automatically calculated during your online sign up. For a price estimate, just fill in the age category, the bed room and the number of nights.
  • Price from 8 € per day (courses and activities, camping, own meals). Reduced price for meals, courses and activities child, teenager or person with modest resources.
  • All-inclusive rate (excluding exam) for a 7 day stay for an adult, including full board, lessons and activities: between 279 and 472 € (camping 239 €).
  • 5% reduction available on the all-inclusive rate for signing up and paying a non-refundable deposit of €100 at least 2 months before the start of the event.
  • Trainees enrolled in the exam do not pay the night of 27-28. April
  • Click here to sign up. Consult all our tarrifs here. For other prices please contact us.

  • Prices according to
    • Level B1 complete: 70 €, only written or oral: 35 €
    • Level B2 complete: 80 €, only written or oral: 40 €
    • Level C1 complete: 90 €, only written or oral: 45 €
  • Why are CEFR exams (not) expensive? Response
  • Inscription: Contact Christophe (by E-mail at <> or by phone +33-, who will help find your level and fill in the inscription form.

Team: Jannick Huet, Bert Schumann, Thierry Charles

Attendees: Alain, Anthony, Bernard, Catrien, Christine & Jean-Claude, Christophe, Edison & Mara, Elias, Emilien, Françoise, Greta, Hubert, Jannick & Bert, Jean, Jean-Yves, Koami Moise, Maria J, Mathieu, Marion, Marisol & Patrice, Nicole & Pierre, Nijole, Paulette, Pauline, Philippe, Pietra-Emilia, Przemek, Serge & Dominique ...

Kids/young with age : Nicolas 15, Emilien 25

Attendees’ home towns: BE-2600 Berchem, 5310 Longchamps, 6990 Hotton; CH-1800 Vevey; GB-N51JP London; LT-03217 Vilnius; NL-5751 KA-Deurne, 6544 XC Nijmegen ; PL-15-446 Bialystok ; TG-Lomé ; FR: 17400 Ternant, 22400 Coëtmieux, 31100 Toulouse, 31190 Auterive, 35000 Rennes, 35400 St. Malo, 35510 Cesson-Sévigné, 36000 Valençay, 37130 Cinq Mars La Pile, 49100 Angers, 50400 St Planchers, 53110 Thuboeuf, 56330 Pluvigner, 72270 Mézeray, 73100 Aix les Bains, 83330 Le Castellet, 85140 Essarts en Bocage ...

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Photo from 2018

Opinions of former participants 2016. (2016 - 2015 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011):
La pasinta semajno estis BELEGA!!!
 Amike, Mar-Janne
Ankoraŭ koran dankon por ĉi tiu tre agrabla semajno. Jean
Un grand merci à Jannick et Bert pour leur accueil familial et leur professionnalisme pour que tout se déroule harmonieusement au château ainsi que lors des visites et activités en parallèle aux cours donnés. C’est un endroit merveilleux, tranquille et magnifique où, sur une semaine de stage, on se sent vite progresser grâce à des professeurs motivés et compétents. Venant de Belgique, le trajet est long mais cela en vaut vraiment la peine. L’année prochaine, mon épouse et moi reviendrons et nous en profiterons pour passer notre examen B1. Serge et Dominique DE BOLLE