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For people that just discovered Esperanto

I heard from some people, that they are "bored" because they have to stay home the whole day. Learning a language is a good way to take advantage of this available time. Esperanto is the only language which most people can learn in a couple of weeks, or even a couple of months.

Esperanto is a very useful language. I learned it 60 years ago, in August 1959. I have already spoken in Esperanto in 31 countries.   My 31 countries  

There are many purposes to learn languages. People who learned Esperanto, did so to be able to communicate with people from other cultures, other languages, other countries. They want to speak with you. They will dedicate some time to be with you. Some of them will even invite you to stay at their houses for a couple of days, and will show you many interesting places near where they live.

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How to study Esperanto  or any other language.
Some methods  to learn Esperanto, Kurso de Esperanto.
Zagreba  Metodo.
Lernu.net  and  Duolingo.
  and participles.
Readings and books  to start reading in Esperanto.   Thousands of books for free.
Some videos  to learn Esperanto.
Edukado.net  Resources for teachers, materials for students.
After completing   the first Esperanto course.
Studio  Huge site with hundreds of resources.
Eventoj  Listing of new events.
Radios and podcasts  in Esperanto.
Some movies  in Esperanto.
Some movies  for sale.

More help  and a complement to the first course.

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How to study Esperanto
  or any other language.                 (Top)

1. Choose a course or a method to learn this language.
    Do not keep jumping from one course to another.

2. You can complement the course watching videos or listening to podcasts
    created to learn this language.   Imitate some whole sentences.
    Do not use a dictionary.   You don't need to know the meaning of every word now.
    You need to think in the language you are learning,   and getting used to its sound.
    The dictionary will bring you back to English.   Learn only the words used in the lessons.

3. When you are near the course ending, you can start to read readings written specially for
    beginners, using a limited vocabulary, so you can understand without using the dictionary.
    Read some parts aloud, imitating the melody of whole sentences.
    Do not read word by word.   Remember that books for children are not the same.
    They have lots of words that you are not going to use in daily conversation.

4. After reading many of the "easy" readings, you can go on to read regular books.
    Make a list with the words that you don't understand.
    When your list have 10 words, then consult the dictionary.

5. You may watch videos and movies. Follow the rules from point 4.
    Repeat some of what you hear, imitating the melody of each whole sentence.

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Some methods to learn Esperanto

Once that you decide to learn Esperanto, dedicate all your Esperanto time to complete a course. You may complement it watching some of the videos to learn Esperanto, or listening to podcasts. Don't try to understand every word. It is better that you don't use a dictionary. Don't try to read Harry Potter or the Lord of the rings ... worst yet, many beginners try to translate them.

After you reach the middle point of any course, you may start to read books or readings, written specially for beginners. In the beginning don't try to understand everything. Is better if you don't use a dictionary before finishing your first course. After reading several readings for beginners, you may try to read general literature ... now is the time to use a dictionary ... better consult it after you accumulate a list of 10 unknown words.

Kurso de Esperanto: You have to   download it   and install it in your computer.
Send your lessons   to me,   and I will correct your lessons.

You can always send an   email to me.
Please use "Esperanto" as the first word on the subject line (not the only word)

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Zagreba Metodo

            There are at least 3 ways to learn Esperanto using La Zagreba Metodo:                 (Top)

1.   Book:   This is a copy from   the original book   which came with a sound cassette.
        The sound is together in the same page. You can listen while you read.
        Zagreba   As a book   Como libro  

2.   Interactive  
Does not have 6 songs nor 3 extra lessons.
          Touching any word will show its meaning or translation.
          This is the best, fastest way, to learn the basics of Esperanto

3.   12 + 3 Facilaj Tekstoj kaj 6 Kantoj
  Text and sound. Translated to:   English   Español

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The Esperanto site to learn Esperanto,   in many languages.                 (Top)

Duolingo:   The most popular learning method for the last few years.
                    English   Español   Português   Chinese   Française  

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Correlatives, participles.     Correlatives  
(pdf)             Participles   Read the whole page.

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Readings and books to start reading in Esperanto. Thousands of books for free      

Easy readings   from the Zagreb Method. Read them without using a dictionary. After trying to guess, you can check the translation. You may choose the English or Spanish translation on the upper right. Before looking at the translation read several times. Please don't use a dictionary.

More easy readings

    Books for beginners
  with reduced vocabulary. By reading ordinary books at first, you
    would spend more time with the dictionary than with the book, you would never learn to
    think about Esperanto, and you would not understand much of the book you are reading.
    Books   Thousands of free books. Read to get used to the use of Esperanto.
    PDFa Librejo   in Facebook, lots of books.  You need to be registered.  Partial index
  For writers and readers.   About us

Amuzaj dialogoj
  To learn words for every day conversations.   You will need a dictionary.

Stano Marĉek's   A few books,  Brothers Grimm Fables, Ardensen Fables, songs and lyrics, video. All the books and stories read aloud by Stano Marĉek, with good pronunciation, not fast.

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Some videos to learn Esperanto:

    The simplest animations to learn Esperanto, all in Esperanto, even
    for beginners who never before saw Esperanto, 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   whole text   of both animations.
Watch the first animation at least twice before watching the second one.

    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:

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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  Site for teachers, but it has lots of materials useful for learners.                 (Top)
        The site has more choices if you register. It is free.
        There are lots of materials in this site. You will have to check all lines.
Risko   Games.
Instrumaterialoj   Materials for instruction, exercises.
Klerigejo   Diverse materials.
Biblioteko   Book catalog, 546 books as of April 3, 2020.
    Filmejo   334 filmetoj as of April 3, 2020.
    Panteono   252 Esperanto teachers as of April 3, 2020.   Enrique  (myself)
    Retligiloj   Links to lots of sites.

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After completing the first Esperanto course
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    Something to do to practice Esperanto to get some fluency.

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Studio:  Radio-Televido en Esperanto.                
    Tutmondaj novaĵoj en Esperanto: klaku, aŭskultu kaj spektu!
        A powerful, vast web site, by Roberto Poort, from Las Vegas, Nevada, Usono.

Hejmo   Novaĵoj   Radio   Televido   Filmo   Muziko   Literaturo   Diversaĵoj
    Under these headings, you will find hundreds of links and thousands of web pages,
    books, films, videos, television, songs, podcasts. You have to explore every line
    to understand how many different things you can find in Studio.

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UEA novaĵoj
  Corona virus.                 (Top)
Message   from the General Secretary of the United Nations.
UEA Gazetaraj Komunikoj 859   Corona Virus press release.
UEA Gazetaraj Komunikoj 861   Esperanto World Convention in Montreal (was 2020).
UEA Aliaj Gazetaraj Komunikoj   Other press releases.
UEA Esperanto Revuo  

Tutmondaj novaĵoj   in SoundCloud.

Radaro:   On top of the page, click on "Groups" to find meetings where
              you can participate using Zoom, Skype, or something similar.

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        Eventoj:   Listing of new events                

Eventoj   from Hungary. Year 2020.   Scroll down the page to see the calendar.
Eventoj   Previous years.

Eventa Servo   Reta

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        In YouTube:                

1.   Kronvirusa intervjuo kun José Antonio Vergara, epidemiologo   41:01
            Coronavirus interview with José Antonio Vergara, epidemiologist

2.   Kronvirusa intervjuo kun Margaret Zaleski-Zamenhof   29:53

3.   Kronvirusa intervjuo kun Petro Baláž   26:40

4.   Kronvirusa intervjuo kun Amri Wandel   31:31

5.   Globeto intervjuas José Antonio Vergara (en Esperanto)   15:54

6.   Kronvirusa intervjuo kun Bertilo, Birke kaj Gitta   56:32

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Radios and podcasts
  Sections 18 and 19.                 (Top)

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.

Songs, Music   All free songs and music are in
    Kantoj, Muziko     More than 560 songs, more than 110 groups or singers.

To buy music:

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Some movies in Esperanto:                

Angoroj (1964), (60 minutes)   Black and white.   Possible the first movie in Esperanto.
    Good movie, good Esperanto ... no for beginners. Watch it several times.

Incubus (1966) You may hear about this movie. Don't worry about it. It has very few words,
    looks like a silent film. The Esperanto pronunciation is terrible because the actors
    didn't bother to learn Esperanto.

Documentary video about   NASK     01   02   Esperanto course, university level.

Trans La Florida Markolo,   Cuba, by Orlando Raola.

Gerda Malaperis,   sound only.     Jen Nia IJK,   from lernu.net, sound only.

Covid19   Zamenhofa Tago 2019  

Evildea   videos in YouTube by Richard Delamore, from Australia.   Some videos in English. He speaks good Esperanto at high speed ... not exactly for beginners. But if you watch many times the same video, you will get used to Esperanto.
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Movies for sale:

At the request of film director Christopher R. Mihm, Engineer George Baker began a team of Esperantists, mainly from California, USA, to translate his films first and then read those translations to add to the English versions of those films that are sold as DVD's. I am Enrique, a member of that team. The DVD's sell for about $10. They have the movies spoken in English or in Esperanto, with subtitles in English, or Esperanto, or nothing.

Atako de la Lunaj Zombioj   (Attack of the Moon Zombies) (Movie)     More movies

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More help  

    Practice, exercises to complement an Esperanto basic course
    After completing the first Esperanto course
    20 Reasons to learn and use Esperanto
  Shows how we use Esperanto.
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