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Easy readings based on the Zagreb Method

12 + 3 Facilaj Tekstoj kaj 6 Kantoj.  

This page contains the texts of the 12 lessons and the 6 songs from the Zagrab Method, plus the initial 3 chapters of the book "Esperanto ne Estas nur Lingvo". The Zagreb Method tries to teach the 450 most used roots. All of these readings can be heard as they are read. Then you can try to understand just by listening without looking at the text.

In the beginning it is not necessary to understand all the words.
You just have to practice to get familiar with the sound and the structure of Esperanto. It is better not to use a dictionary. After reading the first reading several times, you can see the translation. At the top right of the page, you can choose "Esperanto, Spanish, or English".

Esperanto in 12 Days.   Interactive course.   This course has the 12 lessons of the Zagreb Method. Each lesson has a text, a grammar explanation and 3 exercises.   By pointing to each word in the text you can see its meaning.

At the top you may click:
Lessons:   Allows you choose one of the 12 lessons.
Appendix:   Allows you see the table of Correlatives, the lists of prepositions, Conjunctions, Affixes (prefixes and suffixes), and more.
Dictionary:   Entering a word in Esperanto shows its meaning in English.
English:   Allows you choose another language instead of English.

Note:   In this course all the texts are read by a single person. It would seem to say "le-cjo-no" (3 syllables) instead of "le-ci-o-no" (4 syllables).

The original book of the Zagreb Method       in English       in Spanish
      (it came with a cassette with all the sound)

Facilaj Libroj en Esperanto.   This is a list of many books.
It is always better to start the practice by reading books written especially for beginners with small vocabulary. That way you don't waste time with the dictionary, and thus avoid thinking in English. You need to get used to thinking in Esperanto.   The Zagreb Method readings are arranged starting with the easiest, and adding new words in each lesson.

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Videos to learn Esperanto

More than 30 years ago, the first animation was created to learn Esperanto from scratch, based on an animation created by the BBC in London (to teach English).

These are the simplest animations to learn Esperanto, all in Esperanto, even for beginners who have never seen Esperanto before, including children:

    Animation 1   (76 minutes)       Animation 2   (95 minutes)  

The last 15 minutes of Animation 2 show a lady reading a book.
You can read the   full text   of both animations.
Watch the first animation at least twice before viewing the second animation.

    Esperanto, pasporto al la tuta mondo  

16 lessons to learn Esperanto, 27 minutes each, total 7.5 hours, with actors from more than 15 countries. Only in Esperanto:

4 DVD's, almost two hours each:   01   02   03   04  

16 lessons:   01   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   11   12   13   14   15   16  

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    Facila Vento,   from Brazil.  (original)       58 podcasts  (list)  
        Easy readings with text and sound.

    Radio Verda,   Vancouver, Canadá.   Short articles with interesting topics are read somewhat slowly with very good pronunciation.   Podcasts 194 - 202 have the full text.   A total of 201 podcasts. No more will be added.

    Varsovia Vento.   Facebook:     1       2  

    UEA facila.  
Easy Esperanto articles, with text and sound.

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More help  

    For people that just discovered Esperanto   The easiest ways to learn and practice.
    After completing the first Esperanto course
    20 Reasons to learn and use Esperanto
  Shows how we use Esperanto.
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