14 September    

How to learn a language.
How to gain spoken fluency.
How to practice the spoken language.

Step one to gaining spoken fluency in a language is to hear it spoken. There are numerous radio broadcasts in Esperanto on the Internet.

  • The best place to start is "Radio-Arkivo", with more than 1800 programs from 27 radio stations and other sources. You can listen from this page, you can download the MP3 programs, and you can copy them to your MP3 portable player, to listen any time, anywhere:

    Recommended radios from this page:

    Radio Polonia
    China Radio Internacia
    Radio Havana Cuba
    Radio Vatikana

    If you want to hear today's program, you can go to their own pages. The addresses of all the radios are in the Radio-Arkivo page.

    Radio Polonia

    China Radio Internacia

  • Radio Nesto, broadcasts in or about Esperanto, 24 hours a day:

  • If you'd like to practice conversational skills at typing speed, the on-line daily Esperanto newspaper Gxangalo

    offers free chat:

  • is a site with many courses, dictionaries, books, games. They also offer a chat:

  • The US Esperanto Youth Group, USEJ, organizes chats on various topics. You can join in or simply read or listen to what others are saying:

  • If you're ready to dive in and try spoken conversation -- and don't worry, nobody expects you to be perfect -- there are several ways to do it:

  • Skype is used like a telephone: you have to call other people. You need a list of people to call. You can be listed for people to call you. Up to 5 people can talk at the same time ... what could be a little confusing if you don't recognize the voices. You can talk, you can also write.

  • En Esperanto:

    Kio estas Skajpo?:

    Instalu Skajpo:

    Listo de Skajpo-uzantoj, 2 marto 2005, 330 homoj, 45 landoj:

  • PalTalk is more like a chat room, where rooms are opened and anybody can enter and talk in any room. You can talk, you can also write. Only one person can talk at a time, and you see the name of the person that is talking.

    En Esperanto:

  • ICQ, Aol instant messenger, Msn, Yahoo, also allow voice.

    ICQ: 495 users, 54 countries (a little bit old)

    MSN Messenger:

  • How to   learn and use   Esperanto
    (long page, full of information in English, Spanish, and Esperanto)

    Steps for learning and using Esperanto: .

  • Other pages by Enrique.

  • To find pen pals:

    List of people desiring Esperanto correspondents from more than 50 countries, published since July 18, 1996.

  • Information about Esperanto in Spanish, English, and Esperanto. Courses to learn Esperanto.

  • 89th World Esperanto Convention in Beijing, China, July 24 - 31, 2004.
    I stayed in Beijing to August 6th and then in Shanghai until August 11th.

    Page in Esperanto, Spanish and English with pictures:

  • Enrique Ellemberg
    Fremont, California, USA


    14 September