A free correspondence course
This course is under construction, but you are welcome to browse it anyway.
An introductory course in the international language Esperanto, giving you an insight into the language and the language community.
Click on Lesson One and enjoy yourself. When you have completed the exercises a tutor will be found, and your corrected exercises will be returned to you by e-mail. Then do the same for lessons 2 - 10!
- What Esperanto is. Introducing yourself, and other people.
Registering with a tutor.
- Educational value of Esperanto, and buying drinks.
- Origins of Esperanto, and your first Universal
- Other Esperanto events and the children's congress, and extending your vocabulary.
- 'Denaskaj Esperantistoj'; learning to count and say dates and times; using the 'Pasporta Servo'.
- About music; expanding your vocabulary with adverbs, and endings such as '-il' and '-aj^'
- Esperanto on the radio; More ki-, ti- and c^i- words.
- Specialist organisations, Esperanto magazines, other Esperanto
organisations; '-anto' and i- words.
- Local Esperanto clubs, and being introduced; names of countries and their inhabitants.
- Summarising what you know; introduction to further study.
Becoming a course tutor
If you are fluent in both Esperanto and English, then you may wish to consider becoming a course tutor.
Translating the course
Publication of this course in other languages is encouraged. Please note, however, that the course is copyright, and that we wish you to accept certain conditions - we wish to work with you!
This course is published not only on the Internet, but also as a free postal course, on paper. The first lesson is distributed, for instance, in public libraries, and the address of a local tutor is placed on the back page. The student is asked to provide a stamped addressed envelope with his/her exercises. On receipt of the corrections, he/she receives the next lesson.
Again, we welcome the possibility of producing the paper version in other languages.
Esperanto Viva! home page
The Esperanto Viva! home page may be of interest to Esperanto speakers.