Enrique's pages   (V 20140414)
Esperanto   Español   English  
Why Esperanto ?     (More than 380 links)
20 Reasons to learn and use Esperanto
Why so many people learn Esperanto?   What is  Esperanto?
In this page you will see some of the many advantages of knowing Esperanto.
  The  purpose  of this page.

Picture 1703. August 4th, 2012. I took this picture in Hanoi.
Is this a good reason  to learn Esperanto?
Ten pictures  from Hanoi and Seoul.
Resources  to learn and use Esperanto.



    Some reasons to learn and use Esperanto:   (Menu M1)

  1. International travel. Meeting Esperanto speakers from all over.
  2. Contacting people from other countries, other cultures.
  3. Internet contacts.
  4. Internet group chatting.
  5. Traveling.
  6. Receiving travelers.
  7. Conventions, meetings.
  8. Edzperanto. Edz-per-ant-o.
  9. People that helped us in Hanoi and Seoul.         (10 pictures)


    Other ways to use Esperanto:   (Menu M2)

10. Not intended benefit:  Knowing Esperanto helps to learn other languages.
11. Students who know Esperanto do better in other subjects.
12. Learning Esperanto as a child.
13. Vikipedio.
14. Books.
15. Magazines.
16. Radios.
17. Podcasts.
18. Esperanto speakers.
19. Music.
20. Videos, movies.
21. YouTube,   Vimeo.
22. Facebook.
23. LinkedIn.
24. Discussion groups, forums.
25. Current events.
26. Web sites with many Esperanto materials.
27. Web sites with many links.
28. Other Esperanto web sites.
29. Blogs.
30. Organizations that use Esperanto.
31. Buying books, and more. Retbutikoj.


    About Esperanto:   (Menu M3)

51. What is Esperanto?
52. Learning Esperanto.
53. Some extra help to learn Esperanto.
54. Esperanto is the easiest language to learn. Learning time is shorter.
55. Writing in Esperanto.
56. Esperanto organizations.
57. You are invited to help.
58. The purpose of this page.

59. Learning other languages.



1. International travel. Meeting Esperanto speakers from all over  
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The picture shows Vietnamese volunteers, Esperanto speakers, including 24 university students, 20 of them are women. This is part of the 2012 Esperanto World Convention, at Hanoi, Vietnam. People from 60 countries were speaking Esperanto at this event.  (People that helped us, middle of this page)  (More details)

World Esperanto Conventions occur every year in a different country. 2010 Havana, Cuba; 2011 Copenhagen, Denmark; 2012 Hanoi, Vietnam; 2013 Reykjavik, Iceland; 2014 Buenos Aires, Argentina; 2015 Lille, France. This allows Esperanto speakers to travel to different countries, and once there to speak with people from more than 50 countries. I participated at the 1992 Vienna, Austria, Convention with 3033 people from 75 countries; the 2004 Beijing, China, with 2051 people from 52 countries; and 2012 Hanoi, Vietnam.



2. Contacting people from other countries, other cultures  
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Esperanto main purpose is to allow communication between people from different languages, different cultures. It is intended for international contacts. Locally, every region should keep its original language. Several ways to implement these contacts exist. Originally was mainly by paper mail or traveling. Today, Internet makes every thing easier.



3. Internet contacts  
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The first contacts were by Internet discussion groups, later by email. Today many people prefer sites like Skype, Facebook, LinkedIn, Second Life, Ipernity, Lernu.net, instant messengers, or many other  chat rooms.  In most of those sites you can search for the word (or for the language) "Esperanto". Follow up could be easier by email.

    To find Esperanto speakers,     and allowing them to find you:

The   Edukado.net   Community has more than 2900 members from 112 countries.
(June 26, 2013)   See them and search among them:   Community,   Users
You have to register (free)

Por Esperantista Retejo,  by Frank Merla.   At Facebook     At Google  

Tutmonda Esperanto-adresaro.



4. Internet group chatting  
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"Google +", "Skype", "ooVoo" and other instant messengers allow group chatting.

Google+ Hangouts.   Video call with up to 10 friends. (More if audio only)
Skype.   Group call with up to 25 people.
ooVoo.   Video chat with up to 12 friends.



5. Traveling  
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During the last hundred years many people had traveled using Esperanto. Local Esperanto speakers help to plan an itinerary, and then, many of them would offer their houses to stay, so you can travel without paying hotels, and eating with local people, saving most of the money spent when traveling.

I am not that kind of traveler ... but I have spoken Esperanto in 20 countries: Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam, Sweden, Denmark, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Netherlands, France, Spain, Canada, USA, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina.



6. Receiving travelers  
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For each traveler enjoying these benefits, there are other Esperanto speakers receiving guests. I have done this many times ... some times just offering a guided tour in my car, some times including a stay at my house. This is a good and inexpensive way to meet people from other countries.



7. Conventions, meetings  
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Esperanto meetings occur at different levels:

World Conventions.  Once a year, end of July or early August, every year in a different country. Generally the participants come from more than 50 countries.

2007 Yokohama, Japan.   August 4 - 11.     1900 registrants from 57 countries.
2008 Rotterdam, Netherlands.   July 19 - 26.     1845 registrants from 73 countries.
2009 Bialystok, Poland.   July 25 - August 1.     1860 registrants from 61 countries.
2010 Havana, Cuba.   July 17 - July 24.     1002 registrants from 59 countries.
2011 Copenhagen, Denmark.   July 23 - July 30.     1413 registrants from 66 countries.
2012 Hanoi, Vietnam.   July 28 - aŭgusto 4.     848 registrants from 62 countries.
2012 Hanoi, Vietnam.   July 28 - aŭgusto 4.     Enrique's page, 200 pictures.
2013 Reykjavik, Iceland.   July 20 - July 27.     1034 aliĝintoj el 55 countries.
2014 Buenos Aires, Argentina.   July 26 - August 2.
2014 Buenos Aires, Argentina.   July 26 - August 2.     Aliĝilo.
2015 Lille, France.   July 25 - August 1.

National conventions. Many countries have annual conventions, each year in a different city. Some of the participants come from other countries.

Regional meetings. Could happen once a month or once a week.

Meetings for families, for youth, festivals, or for any other purpose. These meetings generally bring people from several countries.

There are also international courses. See
NASK, USA  (on the upper right, choose English)
Grésillon, France (on the upper left, choose Esperanto, French, or German. Sorry, no English)
Esperanto-Island,  Hainan, China. This page only in Esperanto and Chinese.

NIS, Novjara Internacia Semajno  (New Year International week)
    Lu Wunsch-Rolshoven,   Germany.
The  Eventoj   calendar lists future international meetings
and also the ones already past.   More events will be listed.
(Don't fill the blanks, just scroll down)
       


8. Edzperanto. Edz-per-ant-o.  
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You wouldn't learn Esperanto just for this, but ...
Many young people (or young at heart) meet at Esperanto meetings. Some of them fall in love ... and get married. Those that are from different countries, different languages, have to keep using Esperanto. And later, their children hear Esperanto more than other languages. They learn it as first language. A couple of years later, they speak Esperanto, the mother's language, and the father's language. About 2000 children learned Esperanto from birth.

Edz-per-ant-o. Edzo: husband. Per: by means of. Ant: active participle. Peranto: agent, intermediary. Edzperanto: agent to find a husband, matchmaker. Denaska: from birth.



9. People that helped us in Hanoi and Seoul.     (10 pictures) 
(To M1 M2 M3  Last picture)

1497. August 1st. Rina, Silvia Rottenberg, from Buenos Aires, and volunteer Trang Pham Minh. Trang dedicated the whole day to show us around Hanoi, Vietnam.


1747. August 4th. Professor emeritus Nguyen Xuan Thu invited us to visit his house.


1791. August 5th. Linh Le Xuan, Enrique, Rina. Linh dedicated a good part of the day to show us around Hanoi.


2317. August 9th. Volunteer Nho Le Thi and Rina. Nho Le dedicated the whole day to show us around Hanoi.


2552. August 11th. Arbaro, Rina, at Deoksugung Palace. Arbaro dedicated 3 whole days to show us around Seoul, Korea. Some of the Koreans that helped us, used Esperanto names.


2788. August 14th. Kristalo, Brila, Rina, at the Korean Folkloric Village, outside Seoul. They spent the day with us.


2911. August 14th. Lee Jung-kee at his own Esperanto-Culture-Center. Arbaro is at the right. Jung-kee coordinated all our moves in Seoul, and with Brila's help, got a beautiful hotel room for us, at a very good price, within half a mile from downtown.


2931. August 15th. Feliĉa and her husband, invited us to visit their apartment.


2972. August 15th. These Esperanto speakers invited us for dinner, the last evening of our stay in Seoul.


2977. August 15th. Brila invited us to visit her apartment. Her husband performed the tea ceremony for us.


Other ways to use Esperanto  
(To M1 M2 M3   First picture)

10. Not intended benefit:  Knowing Esperanto helps to learn other languages.
            (Is this a good reason to learn Esperanto?)

Many Esperanto speakers were trying to learn another language when they discovered Esperanto. They (and I) assure that after knowing Esperanto, the other language became easier to understand. This one wasn't among the reasons to create Esperanto.

Some USA Esperanto students said:

-- Now I understand the (English) grammar I couldn't understand when I was in school.

-- Now I understand better the works of Shakespeare.



11. Students who know Esperanto do better in other subjects  
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Language teachers know that learning another language enhances the native language proficiency, but not only language teachers teach Esperanto in School. Some math, science, or even arts teachers, also do that. Many of them reported that the students that know Esperanto do better in other subjects.



12. Learning Esperanto as a child  
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Hearing other people speaking several languages, many times we wonder why aren't we like them? Why didn't we start to learn languages in our infancy?   Now we can do that for our children.

From birth, one parent could use the local language and the other should use Esperanto ... always. At 2 years old, the toddler may start to watch videos ... no more than 20 minutes a day. (a young child should not get used to movies or TV)

Mazi.   These 2 animations are very good for children.     Text of the videos.
Infanoj Ĉirkaŭ la Mondo  (Children Around the World)   Books, stories and songs for children.
Denaska,  Parents who speak Esperanto to their children from birth.
Vikio por esperantaj familioj  (Wiki for Esperanto families)  
Rondo Familia(Former),  Meetings of families, whose children speak Esperanto.
    Cared by: Amri Wandel  (broshures for download)

Listen to  the voice  of Dominika Krajeńska  from Poland.  (3 min 43 sec). Dominika is a 12-year-young girl who participated ARKONES, in Poznań, Poland, September 20-22, 2013, interviewed by   Poland Radio  October 8, 2013. (19 min 57 sec)



13. Vikipedio  
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As of December 20th, 2013, in the Esperanto Wikipedia there were 189,810 articles.



14. Books  
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There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of books in Esperanto available on the web for free. You can also buy them from a few "retbutikoj" (online book stores).

Of the thousands of different titles, about half are Esperanto originals, and the rest are translations from many languages.

Text books to learn Esperanto.
    Being Colloquial in Esperanto,  by David K. Jordan (English)
    Esperanto by Direct Method,  by Stano Marček, translated by Roy McCoy. (English)

Books  for beginners.

Books  for children.

Stories, tales.   Books for children, for younger children.

Other books.

Books by Claude Piron  Claude Piron siteat Rano.   Other:   1     2     3     4     5 

Editorial “Sezonoj”.  Aleksander Korĵenkov, Kaliningrado, Russia.
Fragments and some whole books, original Esperanto, and translated literature from Russian, English, French, German, and 12 other languages. Also Tolkien in Esperanto.

PDFa Librejo   More than 200 books. Partial index.  
Grandaj Verkoj,  by Brendon Cardoso de Carvalho.
i-espero.info,  many books and something more.
Don Harlow Literaturo.  Many books, poems, and others.
Literaturo.  Poems, fiction, magazines ...
Magazines,  by Don Harlow.  
Virtuala Esperanto-Biblioteko.  Something more than books.
211 Books  elerno.cn   China.  Some books in Chinese, most in Esperanto.
Project Gutenberg  Books in Esperanto.
Esperanto-Kafejo  Books in Esperanto.
Originala Literaturo Esperanta  Many books, author's biography, book reviews.
Esperanta literaturo  by Jurij Finkel.
Spiritual books  by Alfred Rehfeldt.
Many Books  http://manybooks.net  Esperanto
i-espero.info, elibroj  Many books.

Tekstaro de Esperanto  For scientific research on the text of many books.   (Esperanto)

La Esperanta Librejo   Some books.
Sinjoro Tadeo; Medalionoj; La faraono; La lanternisto;
Quo vadis?; Tra dezerto kaj praarbaro; and others.

Several books   including:  La Sankta Biblio.  La Faraono (3 volumes) by B. Prus (translated by Kazimierz Bein, also known as KaBe).  Elektitaj Fabeloj, by the Grimm brothers (translated by KaBe)  Fabeloj de H. C. Andersen, 4 parts, translated by L. L. Zamenhof.  And other books.

This Russian page  has a lot of material.
The Esperanto books are on the last frame near the bottom
of the page, with the title: "Nia Biblioteko". In other parts of this
page, green texts will link to readings in Esperanto.
S. T. E. B.  Scienca kaj Teknika Esperanto-Biblioteko.
Technical and Scientific Library in Esperanto.
These books and other articles allow you to learn technical
vocabulary if you want to write about these subjects.
       
Retoriko  (Rhetoric)  by Ivo Lapenna.  The art of speaking ... not only in Esperanto.

Fundamentoj de lineara algebro  (1995)   by Ulrich Matthias

Esperanto: A Language for the Global Village,  by Sylvan Zaft.

Infanoj Ĉirkaŭ la Mondo  (Children Around the World)
Books, stories and songs for children.

 221 books   in Esperanto. Click the name of the book, then you may click on "Baixar", which means "download". (in Portuguese)

One Language for the World,  and how to achieve it, by Mario Pei.



15. Magazines  
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Gazetejo.   2112  Issues.   Bitoteko.

Gazetoteko.  More magazines ... some are no longer published.

La Ondo de Esperanto.  Editorial “Sezonoj”  Aleksander Korĵenkov, Kaliningrado, Russia.

Eventoj.  Full archive. Eventoj was a 2-weekly international Esperanto magazine, which appeared between 1992 - 2002. The full electronic archive also has a good working search engine.   The informational task of paper Eventoj later was taken over by the e-mail newsletter Ret-Info.

Scienca Revuo.   ISAE: Internacia Scienca Asocio Esperantista. Science articles.

Mikrofone.   The magazine from China Radio International, Beijing, China.

Kontakto.   Magazine for beginners, with reduced vocabulary. Very good to practice in order to get fluency. You can download a few issues here. They try to publish 6 issues each year. Right click to save  pdf  file:

2008-06   2007-1   2006-3   2004-6   2004-5   2004-4   2004-3   2004-2   2004-1  

2010-6   On the last page is the list of words used in the magazine.
List of 1000 words used in Kontakto magazine   Vortolisto.

Juna Amiko   From ILEI   Magazine for young beginners.  I couldn't find it online.
List of 1500 words used in Juna Amiko   Vortolisto  for Juna Amiko.



16. Radios  
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  Vikipedio     More radios

There are Esperanto radio-stations broadcasting by short waves, AM, FM, and podcasts.

China Radio International.    1     2   
Radio Havana, Cuba   1     2   
Vatican Radio    1     2   
3ZZZ Radio, Melbourne, Australia   1     2 



17. Podcasts   More podcasts  
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Pola Radio News, actualities,  On the same page you can select:  Novaĵoj, Felietonoj,
Sciencaj informoj, Aŭskultantoj kontribuas.  They all have sound and text.
Pola Radio   January 2011     All podcasts after  January 2013.

Esperanta Retradio.   Anton Oberndorfer has been adding a podcast a day since 2011. Good pronunciation and   full text,   more than  880  podcasts.   Also  videos  (filmetoj).
Different views:   classic   card   magazine   mosaic   sidebar   snapshot   timeslide
Lists:  
mar-aug 2011 and a few previous (187 podcasts)   sep-dec 11 (122)   jan-jun 12 (182)  
jul-nov 12 (153)   dec 12-feb 13 (90)   mar 13 (31)   apr-maj 13 (or later) (120+)  

Muzaiko Retradio   estas tuttempa tutmonda tutmojosa tutesperanta
retradio-kanalo! Muzaiko ludas por vi 24 horojn en tago muzikon,
programerojn, novaĵojn, informojn, raportojn, arkivaĵojn kaj multe pli!
(Muzaiko is a full-time, global, current, retradio-channel in Esperanto!
Muzaiko plays for you 24 hours a day, music, programs, news,
information, reports, and much more!)
   

Radio Verda.  200 podcasts as of August 2013. Short articles with interesting subjects. Very good pronunciation.   RV 01-99.   RV 100-200.  

Budhano  (From China, with text)

Radio Aktiva,  Montevideo, Uruguay

Radio Esperanto.  Radio broadcasting continuously music in Esperanto.

3ZZZ Radio.  Melbourne, Australia.

Radios in Esperanto.  uea.org/vikio/



18. Esperanto speakers  
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Ivo Lapenna:  (1909 - 1987) Was one of the best Esperanto speakers. He was president of UEA, the World Esperanto Association, from 1964 to 1974. He wrote books in Esperanto and also in other languages.     Foundation   Vikipedio    
Files to download:   Books   Videos   Sound recordings  

Mark Fettes:   Current President of  UEA,  since July 20th, 2013.
Current President of  ESF,  Esperantic Studies Foundation.   Vikipedio   Videos

Humphrey Tonkin:   President of UEA, from 1974 to 1980 and 1986 to 1989.   Vikipedio   Videos

Duncan Charters:  Former president of  ILEI   Internacia Ligo de Esperantistaj Instruistoj.
  International League of Esperanto teachers.   Vikipedio   Videos

Claude Piron:  (1931 - 2008) Very popular Esperanto writer.
Lectures in Esperanto:    1     2     3     4      Videos:   in English     In French:    1     2     3     4   



19. Music.   at Lernu.net  
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Kajto.
Mi Memoras
(with text)
Rankvarteto. (with text)
Dancanta Ĉevalo . (with text)
Masko. (with text)

ĴomArt kaj Nataŝa.   Ĵ & N  (at Ipernity)

Espo Despo.   Esperanto Desperado  (own page)

La Perdita Generacio.   L P G  (at Myspace)



20. Videos, movies  
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Claude Piron  The language challenge, facing up to reality.
In English.

FarbSkatol  Many videos.

YouTube  Many videos.

To learn Esperanto:
Animations,  with full text. 77 + 80 + 15 minutes.
At  YouTube,  18 parts.   Almost 3 hours.
Esperanto, Pasporto al la Tuta Mondo  with actors from 12 countries. More than 7 hours of video.

Videos  with Esperanto subtitles.

Movies,  Report.  In Wikipedia  1     2     3   


The following films were produced by Christopher R. Mihm  in English, and then doubled into Esperanto. Both versions were released the same day. The DVD allows to chose the spoken language, and the subtitles.

May 25th, 2011, premiere:
Atako de la Lunaj Zombioj,  in Esperanto.  Prezentado  in YouTube.
In Vikipedio,  in Esperanto. 
Attack of the Moon Zombies,  in English.  Movie trailer.

May 23rd, 2012, premiere:
Domo de Fantomoj.
House of Ghosts,  in English.  Movie trailer

May 22nd, 2013, premiere:
Giganta Araneo,  en Esperanto.  Prezentado  in YouTube.
The Giant Spider,  in English.  Movie trailer



21. YouTube  
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Filmetoj.  Esperanto short films.
Kantoj.  Esperanto songs.

Vimeo.   Esperanto   UEA   Albums   more   Videos, lectures.



22. Facebook  
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Open your  Facebook,  page. Where says: "Search for people, places and things", type "Esperanto groups", and click the magnifying glass on the right. You will see lots of Esperanto groups. At the bottom of the list click "See More Results".



23. LinkedIn  
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Open your  LinkedIn,  page. On top left, click "Groups". On the search box enter "Esperanto" and click the magnifying glass on the right.



24. Discussion groups, forums. (Google, Yahoo Groups)  
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Esperanto Yahoo groups.  Many groups.

Note: Yahoo doesn't care to show the Unicode letters. Sometimes they show. If you join each group, the e-mail you receive may show the correct letters.

102 ESPERANTO,  for beginners. You may ask in any language.
Esperanto-anekdotoj,  jokes.
Curso de Esperanto,   in Spanish.   How to use it.  
Per-esperanto-literaturo,  any literature, but write in Esperanto.
Per-esperanto-radioj,  
Esperanto-amatoroj,  for radio amateurs.
Esperanto-instruado,  For people that wants to teach Esperanto.
UEA membroj,   For members of UEA, the world Esperanto Association.


Google groups, forums:

San Diego,  California, USA.
Denaska,  Parents who speak Esperanto to their children from birth.
Buenos Aires,  Argentina.
Libera Programaro,  Free applications, improvement, creation, convert to Esperanto.
Esperanto Aktuale,  Esperanto news.
Esperanto-Scienco,  Esperanto for Science.
Esperanto-rio-2016,  Esperanto for the Olympics 2016.
Grupo Amikema,  International Language Club.
Eŭropaj Federistoj.
Esperanto-en-lernejojn,  International group to advance Esperanto Teaching in the schools.
Medicinistoj-por-esperanto.  Doctors, and related, for Esperanto.
La Karavelo,  Literature Magazine.
Komerco,  International Trade,  by  IKEF,  The International Association of Merchants.
Esperanto-instruado.  Esperanto teaching.

soc.culture.esperanto,   The oldest forum for all subjects related to Esperanto ... from the time when only universities and government institutions had access to Internet.

Ipernity Groups.  More than 100 Groups.

Orkut Groups.  Many Groups.



25. Current events  
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Studio.  Ĉiutaga ĵurnalo.  (Journal)
Mondo-Gazeto.  Aktualaj novaĵoj.  (Current events)
Libera Folio.  Sendependa Movada Bulteno.  News and comments about Esperanto in Esperanto.
China Radio International  Radio from Beijing, China.  Many Videos.
El Popola Ĉinio  Magazine from Beijing, China.



26. Web sites with many Esperanto materials  
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Lernu.net   Is the biggest site to learn Esperanto. It has many courses in several levels, and many other ways to learn and practice. Works in more than 30 languages.

Edukado.net   great resource for teachers, but also for learners, exercises,
        (Instrumaterialoj),   books (Biblioteko),   pen pals (Koresponda Servo).  

Eventoj  La Esperanto-centro.  Many materials, many links.  Calendar 

Bitoteko.  Esperanto.  Jen la bitoteko de Hispana Esperanto-Federacio.
    Español.  Este es el repositorio digital de la Federación Española de Esperanto.

Bretaro, Elektronika arkivo de esperantaj materialoj.
    Online electronic file of Esperanto materials.
    News,  (Novaĵoj)   Books,  (Libroj, Verkoj)   Magazines,  (Revuoj, Gazetoj)

Kunlaboro, Fabeloj en Esperanto.  (Fables in Esperanto)  Some read aloud, some
    illustrated, some with text. Also Vietnamese fables, and videos with subtitles.



27. Web sites with many links  
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Esperanto Fremont.  Enrique's site.
Rochester University, N. Y., USA  (Esperanto ĉe la Universitato de Roĉestro)   Kurso.  
Kafejo.com  by William Patterson (Ailanto)   Many links.
Esperanto.info.  Esperanto information in many languages.
Esperanto-TTTejo  by Jurij Finkel,   Russia,   in Esperanto.
Virtuala Esperanto-Biblioteko.  (The Virtual Esperanto Library)



28. Other Esperanto web sites  
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ESF.  Esperantic Studies Foundation.  
(Page in English or in Esperanto)
ESF works to further the understanding and practice of linguistic justice in a multicultural world.   We aim to develop and support excellence in scholarship, education, and interlingual communication.   Our priorities and values are shaped through engagement with the worldwide community of Esperanto speakers, as well as with researchers, educators and activists in many language-related fields.  
You may help
(Page in English or in Esperanto)

ILEI   Internacia Ligo de Esperantistaj Instruistoj.
  International League of Esperanto teachers.
AATE  American Association of Teachers of Esperanto.

SAT  Sennacieca Asocio Tutmonda,  the World Non-national Association, aims to help progressive people across the world: to understand, to learn, to know, to improve their lives, form relationships to act against oppression, etc. SAT uses a reasonable planned language to achieve its objectives: Esperanto.

Libera Folio.  Sendependa Movada Bulteno.  Esperanto news and comments.

Mondeto.  Education for Global Citizens.

Eŭropa Esperanto Unio.   Bulteno.   (en Esperanto)

Brief Note on Esperanto  by David K. Jordan  (English)
Esperantisma Ludejo  by David K. Jordan  (Esperanto)
EsperantoLand  Louis Ferd. v. Wunsch-Rolshoven, Berlin, Germany.
Claude Piron  Biography in French and Esperanto.
Claude Piron  Articles in many languages including French, Esperanto, English ...
La TTT-ejo de Bertilo  by Bertilo Wennergren,  in Esperanto.
Esperanto en Ameriko.
China Radio International  Radio from Beijing, China.  Many Videos.
El Popola Ĉinio  Magazine from Beijing, China.
Esperanto Panorama,  by  Xavier Godivier,  France.
Esperanto.com  Social site. Services specific for Esperanto speakers.
Klaku.net.  Helps Esperanto speakers to get together, and also has news.
La Karavelo.  International cultural magazine.
Por Esperantista Retejo.  by Frank Merla, Stelle, near Hamburg, Germany.
Tutmonda Esperanto-adresaro.  by Martin Schäffer.
Pasporta Servo. Internacia gastiga servo per Esperanto.   1    2 
    (International hospitality service in Esperanto)
Facila Vento.  Portos vin al Esperanto.  Facilaj tekstoj. (Easy reading)
VerdaKrajono.  Learn Esperanto.  Some documents are in Spanish.



29. Blogs  
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Tonyo del Barrio.  Blog  in Esperanto   in Spanish 



30. Organizations that use Esperanto  
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AIS.  Akademio Internacia de la Sciencoj, San-Marino  (in Vikipedio).
    (International Academy of Sciences, San Marino)  (in English).
    Membro de IAUPL (International Association of University Professors and Lecturers)
Enhavo de la unua libro.  (Contents of the first book)  (Inhalt des ersten Buches)

Esperanto Insulo.  Hajnano, Ĉinio.
    The Esperanto Island, Hajnan, China.
    Hainan University, No. 58, Renmin Avenue, Haikou,
    Hainan Province, 570228, P. R. China.     (in Chinese).
Kursaro en Esperanto kaj pri Esperanto.
    Courses in Esperanto and about Esperanto.

Kurso de Astronomio.  Universitata kurso en video:
"Enkonduko al Astronomio kaj Astrofiziko"   de Profesoro Amri Wandel, en kadro
de la Pekina Esperanta Astronomia Kurso en 2012.   33 videoj de 45 minutoj.
    Course of Astronomy. University course in Esperanto, in video:
    "Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics"   by Professor Amri Wandel, within
    the Beijing Esperanto Astronomical Course in 2012.   33  45-minute videos.

Zamenhof Instituto,  a School in Lome, Togo, Africa; written in French and Esperanto.
    If you don't understand, please scroll down the whole page to see 49 pictures.
    (Please don't click on the advertising)  Flickr FotojPaĝo de 2008TIETO
    Instituto Zamenhof En Lomeo,  UEA Vikio.  Dutch Page.

Bona Espero.org,  Fazenda Escola Bona Espero Instituição Educacional Esperantista.
    (Farm-School, Educational Institution Esperantista)  en Esperanto.
Bona Espero,  Vikipedio.  Video 3:19,  (1987)  in Facebook
En Bona Espero,  kantita de Ĵomart kaj Nataŝa.  (Sang by Ĵomart and Nataŝa)



31. Buying books, and more. Retbutikoj  
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Esperanto-USA  on-line Bookstore / Retbutiko    1     2 

UEA retbutiko,  Universala Esperanto Asocio,  Netherlands.

Flandra Esperanto-Ligo, Antwerpen, Belgium,  Retbutiko    1     2 




About Esperanto:

51. What is Esperanto?  
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Esperanto is a language, the easiest one to learn. Esperanto is a planned language. It was planned by L. L. Zamenhof, the initiator of Esperanto, who published the language in 1887.

Because it was planned, the grammar is simpler than in other languages, and doesn't have exceptions to its rules. The alphabet has a direct relation to the sound: each letter has only one sound. Each sound is represented by just one letter. When reading, you must pronounce all the letters. The stress is always in the syllable before last.

During the last 126 years, the language evolved by use, like any other language. It has users in almost every country. I have spoken Esperanto in 20 countries. This web page shows many ways to use Esperanto.



52. Learning Esperanto  
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Lernu.net   Is the biggest site to learn Esperanto. It has many courses in several levels, and many other ways to learn and practice. Can be reached in 30 languages or more.

Edukado.net   great resource for teachers, but also for learners, exercises, (Instrumaterialoj),   books (Biblioteko),   finding pen pals. (Koresponda Servo)  

"Kurso de Esperanto", by Karlo Pereira from Brazil.   Interactive course.

"BEK-Kurso", by Dennis Keefe.   Nova kaj Baza EKzercaro de Esperanto.
      New, basic, Esperanto exercises. (Lots of them)



53. Some extra help to learn Esperanto  
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En la angla:

Google Translate,   Up to now, computer translators are far from perfect ... but they are getting better. Even if not perfect, Google helps a lot. It is much faster than a dictionary. You would have to review the translations. Clicking left in any word, could show an alternate translation.

Correlatives,  by Don Harlow.
Correlatives,  by David K. Jordan.
Being Colloquial in Esperanto,  by David K. Jordan (English)
Esperanto Key,  by Christopher Zervic.   Correlatives,  Accusative.

Gerda Malaperis,  Book by Claude Piron. (pdf) (Enrique)
Gerda Malaperis,  Book by Claude Piron. (pdf) (Bretaro)

La Gerda Kurso (Intermediate),  Lecionoj 01 - 25  (htm)   Book   Vocabulary
Chapters 01-03 translated  to English   to Spanish  
Listen or download the reading of the book by  chapters, 01 - 25  

En Esperanto:

Plena Manlibro de Esperanta Gramatiko  PMEG,  de Bertilo Wennergren.
La tuta Esperanto,  Gramatiko por progresintoj de Henrik Seppik. (pdf)
Gramatiko de Esperanto,  de Miroslav Malovec. (pdf)
Hejma Vortaro,  Everyday house vocabulary.
ViVo,  Vikia Vortaro.

En la hispana:

¿Sabe Usted Esperanto?   Libro de Jorge Hess.  Puedes leer todo el libro.
CorrelativosAcusativo 1Acusativo 2Participios
Comprar el libro en   Lulu.com, U$S 10.76     Elaleph.com, U$S 14.92     (To buy the book)
Manlibro de Esperanto.pdf  de Jordi Torres   hispana   01   02   03  
Gramatiko de Esperanto.pdf  de Jordi Torres   hispana   01   02  

Gerda Malaperis,  Libro de Claude Piron. (pdf) (Enrique)
Gerda Malaperis,  Libro de Claude Piron. (pdf) (Bretaro)

La Gerda Kurso (Intermedio),  Lecionoj 01 - 25  (htm)   Libro   Vocabulario
Capítulos 01-03 traducidos  al español   al inglés  
Escucha o baja la lectura del libro por  capítulos, 01 - 25



54. Esperanto is the easiest language to learn. Learning time is shorter.  
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It was created with the intention to make it easy to learn. Because the grammar was created first, there aren't exceptions to its rules, and it has a better structure.

It wasn't created from scratch. The grammar includes only the necessary elements from other grammars. Each letter has only one sound. Each sound is represented by only one letter. All letters have to be pronounced. The vocabulary was taken mainly from common words in many European languages. But it is not "only" European. Esperanto was meant to be used by a world culture, by people from all countries. Some elements, customs or events that are exclusive from one country or one region, had to be taken from the language of that region.

For most people, learning an "easy" language takes more than 600 hours. Other languages can take much more. For most students, 150 hours are enough to get some fluency in Esperanto. Some students start chatting after studying only 20 hours.



55. Writing in Esperanto  
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When reading in Esperanto, you have to pronounce every letter. Each of them has only one sound. Each sound is represented for only one letter.

To represent all the sounds it needs more letters.
Esperanto doesn't use the letters:   q   w   x   y
The extra Esperanto letters are:  

        Ĉ ĉ     Ĝ ĝ     Ĥ ĥ     Ĵ ĵ     Ŝ ŝ     Ŭ ŭ

To write in Esperanto using an spelling checker, try  Esperantilo.
Other programs to write the Esperanto letters:   Tajpi     Ek (Esperanta Klavaro)  

To write the special letters use "x" instead of "^":
  (x is not an Esperanto letter)
        ĉ  cx     ĝ  gx     ĥ  hx     ĵ  jx     ŝ  sx     ŭ  ux

To write in Esperanto using easy Esperanto, limited to the most frequently used words, try:   Facililo   The most frequent words will show in green, the next in blue. Red means words less used, wrong spelling, or unknown.

Lingvohelpilo   will help you check the Esperanto grammar.

List of the 1000 more frequent, easy words   Vortolisto.  
How to write "easy" for Kontakto magazine:   Reguloj.  

Monda Horo   To know the time in any part of the world.



56. Esperanto organizations  
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UEA.  World Esperanto Association.  (in English)
Esperanto-USA,  USA Esperanto Association.  (in English)
TEJO,  Tutmonda Esperantista Junulara Organizo.
    World Esperanto Youth Organization.
USEJ,  Usona Esperantista Junulara Organizo.  (in English)  Basic information.
    The U. S. A. Esperanto Youth Group.
Ameriko.org,  Activity in America.  (in Esperanto)
ILEI  Internacia Ligo de Esperantistaj Instruistoj.
    (International Association of Esperanto Teachers)
AAIE  ILEI USA and Canada.  Association of Teachers of Esperanto.
Brazilei  ILEI Brazil
E@I. Edukado@Interreto   Education @ Internet.



57. You are invited to help  
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ESF.  Esperantic Studies Foundation.  
(Page in English or in Esperanto)
ESF works to further the understanding and practice of linguistic justice in a multicultural world.   We aim to develop and support excellence in scholarship, education, and interlingual communication.   Our priorities and values are shaped through engagement with the worldwide community of Esperanto speakers, as well as with researchers, educators and activists in many language-related fields.  
You may support ESF
(Page in English or in Esperanto)



58. The purpose of this page  
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I dedicated this page to ...

... the people that know nothing about Esperanto, but keep repeating that nobody speaks Esperanto, that there is no use for Esperanto, that Esperanto doesn't have a culture, and that learning Esperanto is a waste of time.

... some people that studied Esperanto, but then quit, saying that it is very difficult to find somebody to speak in Esperanto, and there is no use for Esperanto.

... those people that are using Esperanto, but still want to know more ways to enjoy this marvelous language.

In this page I am showing more than 20 reasons to learn Esperanto; more than 20 uses for Esperanto.

I use Esperanto, English, and Spanish every day. For me, each of these languages has a purpose. I have already spoken Esperanto in 20 countries.

Just remember that, if you need to know another language, learning Esperanto first, will save you time. The other languages will become easier after knowing Esperanto.




59. Learning other languages  
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No matter which language you are learning, even your native language, learning Esperanto first will save you some time and you will have a better understanding of how the other languages work.
Many resources  to learn other languages ...

... starting with general tips about learning any language, and then some resources for English, Esperanto, French, Spanish, and links to other languages.

How to write well in English.



  2012 World Convention
 
Hanoi, Vietnam, July 27 - August 4, 2012.   20 pages, 210 pictures.

  USA Convention 2007,   (Page in Esperanto)
San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, July 25 - 30, 2007.   About 20 pages, 160 pictures.

  Videos to learn Esperanto:

  3 animations, almost 3 hours total, and the whole text.
  Pasporto, in YouTube, more than 7 hours. Actors from 12 countries.

  Enrique's homepage: http://esperantofre.com
 


  Updated by Enrique,   April   15   2014