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Esperanto 101

A 6-week beginner-level course in Esperanto, covering grammar, basic, everyday vocabulary, and resources for interaction with the Esperanto community.

Esperanto is a language that was created over 125 years ago to be an international second language. It combines aspects of many languages (mostly European) and is specifically designed to be easy to learn. Today, Esperanto is a living language with a worldwide community of up to 2 million speakers.

Lectures
  1. Lesson 1: Grammar

    Week 1 lesson on grammar, available here on YouTube. This covers pronunciation and all basic grammar for Esperanto.

  2. Lesson 2: Affixes

    Week 2 lesson on affixes, available here on YouTube. This covers all major prefixes and suffixes for Esperanto.

  3. Lesson 3: Correlatives

    Week 3 lesson on correlatives, available here on YouTube. This covers the correlatives and associated words and grammar.

  4. Lesson 4: Greetings and Introductions

    Week 4 lesson on greetings and introductions, available here on YouTube. This covers basic greetings and the sort of questions and answers you can expect when meeting another Esperantist.

  5. Lesson 5: Vocabulary

    Week 5 lesson on vocabulary, available here on YouTube. This covers prepositions and other common words that can be confusing if you look them up in a dictionary or translation program.

  6. Lesson 6: Vocabulary and Culture

    Week 6 lesson on vocabulary and Esperanto culture, available here on YouTube. This covers a few more potentially confusing Esperanto words as well as a brief discussion of the history, purpose, and modern-day culture of Esperanto.

Prerequisites

None.

Syllabus

Class Location: http://www.reddit.com/r/Esperanto101

Class Start Date: 25 Sept. 2013

Updates: Wednesdays at 7 PM

Schedule:

Week 1: Brief History and Grammar

Week 2: Affixes

Week 3: Correlatives

Week 4: Greetings and Introductions

Week 5: Basic Vocabulary and Review

Week 6: Review, Resources, and Reactions to the class

Additional information
Teacher qualifications

I am fluent in Esperanto, am a member of Esperanto-USA, assisted in an Esperanto course at the 2012 Landa Kongreso in Dallas, and was the primary translator for the Esperanto translation of H.P. Lovecraft's "The Call of Cthulhu."

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