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After completing the first Esperanto course

Now it is time to practice, to get familiar with the use of Esperanto and to get fluency. There are many ways to practice:
Watch  videos.
Read  starting with easy texts or books.
Listen  to radios and podcasts.
Listen  to songs.
Talk  to other Esperanto speakers.
Advanced  courses
About me  Enrique.
More details

            Welcome to Esperantio! the world of Esperanto.

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Watch videos                   (Top)

The main videos to learn Esperanto are:

    Mazi 1, 76 minutes.           Watch
    Mazi 2 and 3, 95 minutes.
    Esperanto, pasporto al la tuta mondo, 16 x 28 minutes = 7.5 hours

    China Radio International   has lots of videos with actualities.

There are lots of videos in YouTube. Their quality is not always the best. There are also a few full movies.

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Read, starting with easy texts or books.

Start with this page, from the top. Read all the lessons in sequence. You can listen while you read. Try to read aloud some paragraphs. Try to guess the meaning without using a dictionary. After a couple of repetitions, you may look at the translation. You can open 2 windows, with the Esperanto version on the left window and the English version on the right window.

    12 + 3 Facilaj Tekstoj kaj 6 Kantoj  Texts and sound.  English  Español.

Make sure that you understand most of the readings and songs in this page. You should also understand when you listen without reading. But you could go ahead even if you don't understand everything.

Keep reading, but, for a while, read only books written specially for beginners. When you don't understand a word, write it down in a piece of paper. When you have 10 words on your list, or when you finish the readings, consult a dictionary, for all the 10 words.

    Books for beginners

    Many kinds of books

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Listen to radios and podcasts

Radios are not for beginners, but they help you to get used to the sound of Esperanto. Eventually you will start to understand. It is better not to use a dictionary. If you don't understand, does not matter. There are many pages with radios and podcasts.

I recommend to start with   Radio Verda,   which has 201 podcasts, very good pronunciation.

    Partial list .   of radios and podcasts.

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Listen to songs

    More than   500 songs   by more than 100 singers or groups.

    85 songs   by Manŭel Rovere, with text.

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Talk to other Esperanto speakers

The application   Amikumu.com   for the telephone, allows you to find the 100 Esperanto speakers nearest to you. It also allows to find speakers from any other language ... with a catch ...

It will find only those people that have registered. I believe that most of the users speak Esperanto. For other languages, the application is not yet very popular, but it works.

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Advanced courses

NASK     La Nord-Amerika Somera Kursaro de Esperanto
        The North American Summer Esperanto Institute in North America.
ESF     Esperanto-USA     (Select English or Esperanto on the upper right)
NASK 2020, virtual, $75. June 29 to July 3 and July 6-10.   in English   en Esperanto

Gresillon Castle  
Baugé-en-Anjou, France.  
    Courses    More courses and registration.   

Interkultura Centro Herzberg
  at Herzberg am Harz, Germany.     Kursoj

Reta Instruista Trejnado  
at   Edukado.net  

Many courses   at Edukado.net  

Summer Esperanto Study   (SES 2020)

Tatoeba   is a collection of sentences and translations. It's collaborative, open, free and even addictive. It has thousands of   Esperanto sentences   translated to or from other languages.

Italki   connects you with Esperanto speakers for spoken practice on Skype. You can pay Esperanto tutors for (affordable) one-to-one video lessons, or find a free language exchange partner!

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About me

My name is Enrique.
I learned Esperanto in August 1959, more than 60 years ago. I have always used it. I have spoken Esperanto in 31 countries with people from more than 100 countries.     My 31 countries  

My web site is vast, lots of pages. You could find lots of materials in it. Most pages are in Esperanto, Spanish, and English. Here are some pages:

    My home page:   Esperantofre.com  

    Introduction to Esperanto  

    20 Reasons   to learn and use Esperanto.

    Cruise to China,   with Vilma, my wife, September, October, 2009. 33 pages, 330 pictures.
        Starting in Vancouver, Canada; visiting Alaska, Japan, Russia, South Korea, China.
        The "Diamond Princess" is the ship that had problems with Coronavirus, February 2020.

    More traveling  

    My pages   partial list.

    Contact me  

            Welcome to Esperantio! the world of Esperanto.

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Updated by  Enrique,   June  8  2020       This page