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Why Esperanto ?     (More than 450 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.               Enrique's all pages    Here

  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.   Amikumu to find 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. Esperanto helped to improve the economic level of many countries.
11. Not intended benefit:  Knowing Esperanto helps to learn other languages.
12. Students who know Esperanto do better in other subjects.
13. Learning Esperanto as a child.
14. Vikipedio.
15. Books.

17. Magazines.
18. Radios.
19. Podcasts.
20. Esperanto speakers.
21. Songs, Music.
22. Videos, movies.     Christopher R. Mihm   movies.

26. YouTube,   Vimeo.
27. Facebook.
28. LinkedIn.
29. Discussion groups, forums.
30. Current events.
31. Web sites with many Esperanto materials.
32. Web sites with many links.
33. Other Esperanto web sites.
34. Blogs.
35. Organizations that use Esperanto.
36. Buying books, and more. Retbutikoj.

    About Esperanto:   (Menu M3)

51. What is Esperanto?
52. Learning Esperanto.
53. Some extra help to learn Esperanto.
54. Courses in Esperanto.
55. Esperanto is the easiest language to learn. Learning time is shorter.
56. Writing in Esperanto.

61. Esperanto organizations.
62. How can we help?
63. The purpose of this page.
64. Learning other languages.

81. Some web pages by Enrique.   Enrique's all pages

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:

Amikumu:   It is a telephone application to search Esperanto speakers. It shows the 100 members nearer to the user, in sequence by distance. The nearer members are shown first on the list.  Facebook.
Now it works only for Esperanto. More languages will be added. This is the free version. The paid version will have more ways to find members.

The   Edukado.net   Community has more than 4500 members from 128 countries. (June 17, 2017)
See them and search among them:   Community,   Users   You have to register (free)

Esocom. Por Esperantista Retejo,  by Frank Merla.     Maklerejo

Tutmonda Esperanto-adresaro.

Esperanto speakers location:
    USA map      Add yourself to map  
    Canada map  Add yourself to map
    Chile map    Add yourself to map
    Bharat map
    World map    

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   (To M1 M2 M3)

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 have spoken Esperanto in 31 countries: ... America: (10) Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, ... Asia: (4) China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, ... Europe: (17) Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden.

6. Receiving travelers   (To M1 M2 M3)

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   (To M1 M2 M3)

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.

2021 Belfast, Ireland.    
2020 Montreal, Canada.   August 1 - 8   To register.
2019 Lahti, Finlandia.   July 20 - 27.   917 registrants from 57 countries
2018 Lisbon, Portugal.   July 21 - 28.   1567 registrants
2017 Seoul, Korea.   July 22 - 29.   1173 registrants
2016 Nitra, Slovakia.   July 23 - 30.     1253 registrants from 60 countries
2015 Lille, France.   July 25 - August 1.     2698 registrants from 80 countries
2014 Buenos Aires, Argentina.   July 26 - August 2.     706 registrants from 57 countries
2013 Rejkjavik, Iceland.   July 20 - 27.     1034 registrants from 55 countries
2012 Hanoi, Vietnam.   July 28 - August 4.     848 registrants from 62 countries
2012 Hanoi, Vietnam.   July 28 - August 4.     Enrique's page, 200 fotoj.
2011 Copenhagen, Denmark.   July 23 - 30.     1413 registrants from 66 countries
2010 Havana, Cuba.   July 17 - 24.     1002 registrants from 59 countries
2009 Bialystok, Poland.   July 25 - August 1.     1860 registrants from 61 countries
2008 Rotterdam, Netherlands.   July 19 - 26.     1845 registrants from 73 countries
2007 Yokohama, Japan.   August 4 - 11.     1901 registrants from 57 countries.
2006 Florence, Italy.   July 29 - August 5.     2209 registrants from 62 countries.
2005 Vilnius, Lithunia.   July 23 - 30.     2344 registrants.
2004 Beijing, China.   July 24 - 31.     2031 registrants from 51 countries.
2003 Gothenburg, Sweden.   July 26 - August 2.     1792 registrants.
2002 Fortaleza Brazil.   August 3 - 10.     1484 registrants.
2001 Zagreb, Croatia.     1691 registrants.
2000 Tel-Aviv, Israel.     1212 registrants.

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).   From Esperantic
Grésillon, France (on the upper left, choose Esperanto, French, or German. Sorry, no English)
Universitato de Esperanto.   This page only in Esperanto.

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  
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10. Esperanto helped   to improve the economic level of many countries.

In his books, "Trans la Flava Maro" (Beyond the Yellow Sea), and "Ruga Suno kaj Verda Stelo" (A Red Sun and a Green Star) Dr. Márkus Gábor discusses about his learning at Nanzan University in the city of Nagoya, in Japan, about the great increase in the Japanese economic level until 1968. "Verda Stelo" (Green Star), an Esperanto organization, gave him a scholarship to study in that university. Without the help of Esperanto, Dr. Markus could have not taken advantage of this studying.
When he returned home, using what he learned in Japan, he helped to improve the economic status of Hungary. Seeing this, some European countries asked Dr. Markus for advice. Thus, some of these countries also improved, and Hungary and other former communist countries joined the European Union. The Danish Esperanto movement also helped in this project.
Some other countries have benefited from the teaching of Dr. Markus ... some Arab countries ... and even China have benefited since. Hungarian engineers went to China and found a great source of oil.
Result: these benefits only occurred because Dr. Márkus knew Esperanto, getting help from the Japanese Esperanto Movement and the Danish Esperanto movement.

The books:   Trans la Flava Maro   Ruĝa Suno kaj Verda Stelo

Read the abstracts and something about Dr. Márkus Gábor     Read the whole books

11. Not intended benefit:  Knowing Esperanto helps to learn other languages.   (To M1 M2 M3)
            (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.

12. 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.

13. 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 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)

14. Vikipedio  
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As of June 20, 2017, in the Esperanto Wikipedia there were 239,969 articles.

15. Books 
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There are thousands of books, thousands of magazines, thousands of articles,
thousands of podcasts with text, web pages, chat rooms, vocabularies, blogs,
videos, Esperanto groups in Google, Yahoo, Facebook, all in Esperanto;
available on the web for free.  Full listing.
You can also buy some of them from a few  online book stores  (retbutikoj).

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.

Claude Piron: (1931 - 2008) Very popular Esperanto writer.
  Web site    Books     Lasu min paroli plu   Dankon Amiko
  Gerda Malaperis, pdf e   Gerda Malaperis, pdf   Gerda.zip
  La felicho ami.   Timiga diro. 

Other books.

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 plenty of materials.
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, 346 pages.

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,   in English.

The Phenomenon of Esperanto  180 pages,   in English.
    Published by a Croatian not-Esperanto organization.

17. Magazines  
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Bitoteko.  de Hispana Esperanto-Federacio

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:

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. 
Whole collection   (but the last 2 years)
Ŝlosilo for Juna Amiko, is the vocabulary of 1000 words used in Juna Amiko,
in 5 languages, including Esperanto and English.   It is the last item in the collection.

18. Radios.     Many radios    More radios    Panorama    Vikipedio    
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There are Esperanto radio-stations broadcasting by short waves, AM, FM, and podcasts.

China Radio International.     Radio     Programs     Vikipedio  

Radio Havana, Cuba     Radio     Podcasts    Facebook     Vikipedio  

Vatican Radio   Radio     Archive     Podcasts     IKUE     Vikipedio    

3ZZZ Radio, Melbourne, Australia     Radio     Archive     Vikipedio    

19. Podcasts   More podcasts  
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Pola Radio:  On this page you can select:  Novaĵoj, Felietonoj,
Sciencaj informoj.  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  1000  podcasts.   Also  videos  (filmetoj).
Different views:   classic   card   magazine   mosaic   sidebar   snapshot   timeslide
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)   up to today  

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.   The best podcasts for beginners because of their good pronunciation.
    Short articles with very interesting subjects.
    A total of 202 podcasts, no more will be added.

Budhano  (From China, with text)

Radio Aktiva,  Montevideo, Uruguay

Esperanto Radio.   Some choices.

3ZZZ Radio.  Melbourne, Australia.

20. 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

José Antonio Vergara:   Doctor in epidemiology, UEA Estrarano.   Vikipedio   Videos

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

21. Songs, Music.    
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All free songs and music are in   Kantoj, Muziko

    More than 560 songs, more than 110 groups or singers.

To buy music:


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

Enrique in Colombia   in Esperanto, with subtitles in Spanish.
FarbSkatol  Many videos.
YouTube  Many videos.
Esperanto-tv.com  Many categories.

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 language of 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

April 26th, 2014, premiere:
Double Feature,  in English.  Movie trailer
Du Filmoj:   X: La Fiulo el Fremda Kosmo   kaj   Tra la Muro.
        X: The Fiend from Beyond Space   and   The Wall People.

May 2016:  La Monstro de la Lago Fantoma
    The Monster of Phantom Lake,  presented on March 9, 2006.
The Esperanto version just appeared.   Prezentado  in YouTube.

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

Vimeo.   Esperanto   UEA   Albums   more   Videos, lectures.

27. Facebook  
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    Facebook  Esperantaj Grupoj  
(More than 80 groups)

28. 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.

29. 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.
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.

30. Current events  
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Studio.  Ĉiutaga ĵurnalo.  (Journal)
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.
Ret-Info  Sends news by e-mail.

31. 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  de la Hispana Esperanto-Federacio.     At Europeana      At Pinterest
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.

32. 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)

33. 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.

Eŭropa Esperanto Unio Bulteno.   (en Esperanto)
China Radio International  Radio from Beijing, China.  Many Videos.
El Popola Ĉinio  Magazine from Beijing, China.
Libera Folio.  Sendependa Movada Bulteno.  Esperanto news and comments.

Retejo por Aktivuloj  EKO / AMO / Ni semas / Gvidiloj / FLAM
Pasporta Servo   Internacia gastiga servo per Esperanto.
  (International hospitality service in Esperanto)
Por Esperantista Retejo.  by Frank Merla, Stelle, near Hamburg, Germany.
Tutmonda Esperanto-adresaro.  by Martin Schäffer.
Mondeto.  Education for Global Citizens.
EsperantoLand  Louis Ferd. v. Wunsch-Rolshoven, Berlin, Germany.
La TTT-ejo de Bertilo  by Bertilo Wennergren,  in Esperanto.
Brief Note on Esperanto  by David K. Jordan  (English)
Esperantisma Ludejo  by David K. Jordan  (Esperanto)
Claude Piron  Biography in French and Esperanto.
Claude Piron  Articles in many languages including French, Esperanto, English ...
Esperanto en Ameriko.
Esperanto-TTTejo  Jurij Finkel,   Russia,   in Esperanto.
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.
Facila Vento.  Portos vin al Esperanto.  Facilaj tekstoj. (Easy reading)
VerdaKrajono.  Learn Esperanto.  Some documents are in Spanish.

34. Blogs  
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Chuck Smith  at Transparent Language
Mireille Grosjean  (eo, fr)
Tonyo del Barrio.  Blog  in Esperanto   in Spanish 
Ĝirafo  Esperanto-blogo, kelkfoje blago, de Ralph Dumain
E @ I  de ikso.net
Gbeglo Koffi   Artikoloj. (El Lomé, Togolando)
Maria Nazaré Laroca  Poems, in Esperanto and Brazilian Portuguese

35. 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.
    Another page in French and Esperanto.  (Please don't click on the advertising)
    If you don't understand, please scroll down the whole page to see 49 pictures.
        Flickr Fotoj     Paĝo de 2008     TIETO     Vikipedio    Dutch Page.

Fazenda Escola Bona Espero, Instituição Educacional Esperantista.
    (Farm-School, Educational Institution Esperantista) 
        In Esperanto   In Portuguese   In Spanish   Esperanto Brasil
    Facebook:  1    2    Video 3:19 (1987)   Video 2:10  
    Wikipedia:     Esperanto     English     Español
    En Bona Espero,  kantita de Ĵomart kaj Nataŝa.  (Sang by Ĵomart and Nataŝa)

36. 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 127 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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Many courses and methods to  learn and practice  Esperanto.

Please take a short time to choose a course to learn Esperanto. Complete the course. Don't keep jumping from one course to another. After you finish one course, you may choose another. If you cannot decide, I recommend the interactive course: "Kurso de Esperanto", by Karlo Pereira from Brazil.   Ask for a tutor.

Duolingo  started to teach Esperanto for English speakers on May 28, 2015. (free)
    By April 18, 2016, there were more than 363,000 registered Esperanto learners.

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)  

Zagreba Metodo:  is the simplest basic course. It teaches the 500 more frequent used words.
Classic version  in English   en Español       More in this page
The new  interactive version.  Lessons:  01  02  03  04  05  06  07  08  09  10  11  12

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

Curso de Esperanto,  de Jubilo.   En español.
      Correlativos:    1     2     3    Participio:    1     2     3    Gerundio:    1     2     3   

53. Some extra help to learn Esperanto  
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In English:

To   reach fluency
  in Esperanto.

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  

In Esperanto:

Por   atingi fluecon
  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.  Archive
Baza Radikaro,  Esperanto-Esperanto.  2500 radikoj  pdf  html  Archive
ViVo,  Vikia Vortaro.

In Spanish:   (en español)

Para   alcanzar fluencia
  en Esperanto.

¿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   pdf   02  
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

Diccionario Esperanto-Español   Lexicon Sopena  (pdf)

Curso para aprender escuchando,   Esperanto-Español   Sonido y texto.

54. Courses in Esperanto.  
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Kurso pri konfliktosolvado  (elŝutebla)   Mireille Grosjean

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.

Universitato de Esperanto  Courses in Esperanto:

    Alfronti Militon, 20 lecionoj de 2 horoj, Profesoro Ron Glossop, Usono.   Leciono 01
    Filozofio kaj Historio de la Informadiko, 20 lecionoj de 2 horoj, Profesoro Federico Gobbo, Italio.
        Leciono 00
    Enkonduko al Astronomio kaj Astrofiziko, Profesoro Amri Wandel, Israelo.   Leciono 01

55. 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.

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

Esperantilo:   is an editor;  converts  cx to ĉ;  checks spelling.

Tajpi   and   Ek  (Esperanta Klavaro)   convert  cx to ĉ;  on any window where you can write.

Facililo:   To write in Esperanto using the 900 most frequently used words.
    About 450 of the most frequently used words will show in green.
    The next 450 will show in blue. Red means words less used, wrong spelling, or unknown.

Lingvoilo:   will check the grammar and spelling for  EsperantoEspañolEnglish
    Portuguese,  and many other languages.

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.

61. 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 League of Esperanto Teachers)
AAIE  ILEI USA and Canada.  Association of Teachers of Esperanto.
E@I. Edukado@Interreto
  Education @ Internet.

62. How can we help?   (To M1 M2 M3)

    The best approach ... is to learn and  USE  Esperanto.

Other ways to help:
Join UEA:   Universala Esperanto-Asocio,   the Esperanto World Association.

Join TEJO:   Tutmonda Esperantista Junulara Organizo,  
    the Esperanto Youth World Organization (up to 35 years old)

Join your  country organization,  and/or region, or city.       Esperanto-USA  Join

You are invited to help

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)

63. 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.

64. 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.
    Fluent in 3 months   Language learning tips by Benny Lewis, the Irish Polyglot.  at Facebook
    Benny Lewis recommends   to learn Esperanto   before starting to learn any language.

    Ecela Schools   also recommends   to learn Esperanto   before starting to learn Spanish.

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.

81. Some web pages by Enrique,     Pages listing  
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    20 Reasons to learn and use Esperanto (English)
    20 Kialoj por lerni kaj uzi Esperanton (Esperanto)
    20 Razones para aprender y usar Esperanto (Español)

    Esperanto could help to improve the world (3 languages)
    Mirindaj libroj verkitaj de Doktoro Márkus Gábor (diversaj lingvoj)
    We should use Esperanto for progress in Europe and other countries  En  Es  Eo
    Answers to complaints against Esperanto, links (several languages)
    Some facts and comments about Esperanto (English)

    Kelkaj faktoj kaj komentoj pri Esperanto (angle)

        Zagreba Metodo is a short course to learn Esperanto using only the 450
        more used words, allowing fluency in a short time, using a small vocabulary.
        Includes several readings using a small vocabulary, special for beginners.

    Zagreba Metodo    Kurso en:   Español   English   Esperanto
    12 easy readings and 6 songs

    La sentimulo     72 pages
    Esperanto ne Estas nur Lingvo     23 pages
    Esperanto ne Estas nur Lingvo     46 pages   eo and ĉina   (pdf)
    Ili kaptis Elzan!     54 pages   (pdf)     Cover

    1000-word Eo-Eo vocabulary     bold type words are more frequent.
    2500-word English-Eo vocabulary     in groups by frequency.

    Consulta o baja los diccionarios de Aulex:     Esperanto - Español   Español - Esperanto

  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


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