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Projects for Esperanto-USA in 2009 - 2010

This page is for brainstorming projects that Esperanto-USA will champion in 2009 - 2010. Participation is open to all; please edit this page and make contributions as you see fit.

Notes:

-Projects are not currently listed in order of priority; we are just brainstorming
-Projects should be able to be completed in six months or less, with a defined set of measurable, achievable goals.

#1 Build a modern "beginner's curriculum"

This project responds to the need of beginners to sort through the abundance of material that is now available to beginners over the Internet and in print. Beginners have expressed bewilderment over choosing the right materials, getting reinforcement, and integrating materials from textbooks, readers, Lernu, and Pasporto into an integrated plan. The "beginner's curriculum" may split into different methods (instructor-led vs. self-study) and audiences (adult vs. teen vs. child). Ideally this curriculum would be available in paper and online form, or at least draw on resources from both.

#2 Produce a new collection of Esperanto "spirit-wear" and ephemera

Esperanto spirit-wear (T-shirts, hats, pens, postcards, stickers) help with member identification, raise awareness of Esperanto (even if superficially), and can be profitable sales items that will support other projects. E-USA's current selection of spirit-wear is outdated. More modern and eye-catching designs are needed to revitalize this catalog. Running a content with monetary prizes may attract additional designs. The project team may also consider working with a professional graphic designer.

#3 Produce a new set of Esperanto informational, recruitment and inspiration posters

Professionally-produced posters are more effective and attention-grabbing than amateur posters. The project team will research, design and execute a series of posters that will promote Esperanto. Of especially interest are posters of use to teachers, and posters whose details can be completed for a specific use (e.g. a generic "Esperanto Club Meets Here" poster that a club can fill in with meeting time and place). Some posters may also be converted into color advertisements.

#4 Increase the number of books in Project Gutenberg

Free books available through Project Gutenberg help Esperanto-speakers to become more interested in the language and improve their skills. Participation in this project should be encouraged. The project team will identify Esperanto works that would have the most benefit for Esperanto speakers. Learning materials may be a priority. The project team will then define and execute a series of steps necessary to make these books available (securing copyright, scanning / entering text, proofing). The project team will also research how to best publicize this resource to Esperanto-speakers.

#5 E-USA bookstore enhancements

2009 saw the release of a new bookstore that brings powerful new capabilities and security with a more modern look. The project team will research further necessary enhancements to the bookstore, including visual enhancements, functional enhancements (e.g. wishlists), and content enhancements (e.g. more reviews, buyer's guides, "you may also like..." lists).

#6 Create a new graphic identity for Esperanto-USA

This could be used for #2 (ephemera) and #3 (posters) as well. It could also serve as the basis for designing a new theme for the E-USA website.

#7 Organize language festivals

We could provide the backing for local individuals to set up language festivals in their communities. The goal would be to contact everyone who teaches languages and offer them a free space to describe the languages they teach, sell exhibition and vendor space, and organize music and arts displays from local and regional language communities. The target audience would be people interested in learning languages (especially students) to learn about language opportunities in the area. Esperanto-USA would benefit by having a good table and having the E-USA brand appear on all the advertising.

by Tim Westover

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Pri la vestaĵoj

roint's picture

Mi ĉiam estis volanta simpla bruna toĉemizo kun verda stelo kaj eble blanka majskula E ene. Tiaj elegantaj/kuriozaj desegnoj estus pli ŝika, kaj mi definitive aĉetus. Plejparton da la ĉemizoj mi vidas rete (ne nur ĉe ĉi tiu paĝaro) estas malmoda. Kaj pri la retejo, mi pensas ke ĝi decas.

November 18, 2009 by roint, 7 years 17 weeks ago

Brochures for local groups

filipo's picture

Sample handouts for local groups (clubs): Have sample brochures, easily printable. Several clubs have brochures, bookmarks, business cards, and other paper handouts. These are useful for festivals, booths, or any contact where you want to provide contact information and some beginning, basic informationa about Esperanto. This is related to idea #3 regarding posters.

March 31, 2009 by filipo, 7 years 50 weeks ago

Estas bonvenaj

Tim Westover's picture

Estas bonvenaj diskutoj, komentoj, pliaj projektoj kaj ideoj, ktp. Bonvolu afiŝi ilin ĉi tie aŭ retpoŝtu min per la suba adreso.

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Tim Westover
Vice President, Esperanto-USA
timwestover (che) yahoo (punkto) com

March 27, 2009 by Tim Westover, 7 years 51 weeks ago

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Landa Kongreso * 2017 June 30 - July 3 * Annual Congress

EO Esperanto: La Landa Kongreso 2017 okazos en Raleigh, Nord-Karolino, Usono, 2017 ekde la 30-a de junio ĝis la 3-a de julio, 2017.
Por aliĝi, vidu: Aliĝilo

EN English: The Annual US Esperanto Congress 2017 will be in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, Jun 30 - July 3, 2017.
To sign up, see: Registration

NASK * 2017 jul 4 - 13 * Summer Courses

EO Esperanto: La bonega kursaro NASK - Nord-Amerika Somera Kursaro okazos de la 4-a de Julio ĝis la 7-a de Julio ĉe Raleigh, Norda Karolino, ĉe la Universitato William Peace. Por vidi pli da detaloj aŭ aliĝi, kalketu ligilon NASK.

EN English: The excellent North American Esperanto Summer Courses (NASK), will be happening from July 4 to 13th, at William Peace University, in Raleigh, North Carolina. To see more details or sign up, click on NASK.

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