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If you only remember two things from your basic Esperanto class Posted by on Jul 16, 2018

five vowels - image courtesy of Esperanto Variety Show

Basic Esperanto Class As I write this, I’m just back from two weeks of teaching at the North American Summer Esperanto Institute (In Esperanto: NASK – short for Nord-Amerika Somera Kursaro). On the last day, I told my students that if they only remember two things from our time together, let it be these two…

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Get out there and speak! (Part 2) Posted by on Aug 14, 2017

Speaking is essential to learning In last month’s blog post, we talked about how important it is to speak a language to learn it. There are advantages to many of the new methods of online learning, but so many of the new tools neglect the speaking portion. To really flower, you’ve got to take charge of…

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Sergei Eisenstein and Esperanto Posted by on Jul 30, 2015

Sometimes I am amazed to see how little respect Esperanto receives. As recently as last week, I happened to read an article in The New Yorker about the murder of Renaissance philosopher Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, and though the fascinating story had nothing to do with our favorite constructed language, the author (Luke Slattery) threw…

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The Tale of Two Esperanto iPhone Keyboards Posted by on Jan 29, 2015

In September 2014, Apple opened up its mobile operating system, iOS 8 to third-party keyboards. Before this, the Ĝusta Klavaro was available, but it was a separate app where you typed and then copied and pasted its contents to where you wanted them–not very convenient. Due to this new feature of iOS 8, two Esperanto…

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Polyglot Gathering: much Esperanto spoken Posted by on Jun 23, 2014

On June 15-18, polyglots (people who speak multiple languages) came to Berlin to enjoy a rich program with like-minded individuals at the Polyglot Gathering (at which Transparent Language was also a sponsor). In fact, whenever I had to explain our event to outsiders, I usually just said, “Our participants speak an average of six languages.”…

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Globeto films at NASK Posted by on May 21, 2014

Today I’m with Fábio Monteiro, the Brazilian who made the cool videos about NASK! What is NASK you say? It stands for the Nordamerika Somera Kursaro where people interested in learning Esperanto get together to improve their Esperanto at an American university! A few years ago, I interviewed Ellen Eddy about their new format. This…

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Author interview: Trevor Steele Posted by on Feb 3, 2014

Today, I’m happy to have a chat with Trevor Steele, a famous Esperanto author from Australia. He had his first success with his novel Sed nur fragmento in 1987. His works are heavily influenced by his travels in Germany and Eastern Europe. In 2002, he served two years as the General Director of the Universal…

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