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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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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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New Years in Esperanto at JES Posted by on Jan 3, 2012

If you haven’t yet seen it, check out my initial coverage of the Junulara Esperanto-Semajno (Esperanto Youth Week) in my post: JES, great Esperanto youth congress. That covered everything except New Years Eve: the most important day of a youth congress. The day started with the usual walk up from breakfast to look at the…

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JES, great Esperanto youth congress! Posted by on Dec 30, 2011

[Tradukita en Esperanto: Libera Folio] Saluton from Gdansk, Poland, where this year’s Junulara Esperanto-Semajno (Esperanto Youth Week) is taking place. I have to say, the biggest critique I could say is that it’s only 5 days long, instead of the usual 7… but man, what a great congress! Here we have 170 people gathering from…

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10 years ago: Mia vojaĝo al Germanio Posted by on Oct 31, 2011

I step off the airplane in Düsseldorf and find myself immersed in German airport signs directing me to passport control and baggage claim, when the memories of planning this trip return to me. I had been wanting to go to the Internationale Spieltage Spiel (Toy and Game Fair) for several years now, the largest board…

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