Esperanto? What's that?
- created to facilitate communication amongst people from
different countries. In practical use for more than a hundred
years, Esperanto has proved to be a genuinely living language,
capable of expressing all facets of human thought.
International and neutral
- Esperanto doesn't belong to any specific country or people.
It belongs equally to everybody who speaks it, acting as a
bridge between cultures.
- Esperanto has a simple, regular and extremely flexible
structure, and a vocabulary of international character. This
makes it possible to reach fluency much more quickly than in any
other language - it's up to ten times easier to learn,
according to scientific studies.
Why could it be interesting to learn Esperanto?
- all over the world, for instance, by having penpals in
distant countries and other cultures. If you like travelling,
you can take along
Servo", which lists speakers of
Esperanto in more than 70 countries. They are interested in
accomodating you, free of charge and might also show you a bit
of their town or country.
Go to meetings
- along with other Esperanto-speakers: in your own town or
country, or internationally. The meetings such as the World
Congress of Esperanto, the International Youth Congress and
other international youth meetings take place in different
countries every year and offer a fantastic experience for the
thousands of people who participate.
Learn about other cultures
- through a truly international medium. Esperanto has a vast
literature, both translated and original on countless subjects,
and there are also many periodicals and regular radio
broadcasts in Esperanto.
How can you learn Esperanto?
Courses and text books
- exist in most countries and languages. Because Esperanto is
so easy, you can also learn it on your own or through a free
There are also several courses available on the net.
- the group or association in your town or country, or write to
Organization of Young Esperantists (TEJO),
which has members in more than 100 countries throughout the
world. We'll be pleased to give you any information or help we
- Young Esperanto Speakers in Britain (JEB)
- Esperanto House, Wedgwood Memorial College,
Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent, ST12 9DE, BRITAIN
tel. 0845 230 1887, fax. 01782 372 393
E-mail: info @ jeb.org.uk
- U. S.
Youth Association (USEJ):
League for North America (ELNA):
- PO Box 1129, El Cerrito CA 94530, USA;
Esperantist Youth (JEK),
youth section of
- JEK, P.O.Box 2159, Sidney, BC, Canada V8L 3S6;
Organization of Young Esperantists (TEJO)
- Nieuwe Binnenweg 176, NL-3015 BJ Rotterdam;
tel. +31 10 4361044, fax. +31 10 4361751.
- Esperanto information on the Web
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