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Some Recommended Books for Beginners
In Esperanto Sen Mitoj the author, Ziko Marcus Sikosek, distinguishes between "Esperanto speakers" and "Esperantists". If you're an Esperantist, then these pages are for you. These pages can help you find other people in your community who would love to learn Esperanto, if they only knew what it was and what they could do with it.
There is also a Handbook for Local Groups.
Here are some people who are willing to do public speaking on behalf of Esperanto.
Activism for Esperanto
This page is designed for people who are or want to be active about spreading Esperanto in the United States.
- Volunteer opportunities
- Informational materials
- Jim Henry has written an excellent guide on hosting a convention: Kongreso Handbook
How to Find and Use a Local Esperanto Club
There are well over 50 local Esperanto Clubs in the United States. A completely list organized by state can be found at the ELNA website: Local Clubs. Local clubs allow the student of Esperanto to practice listening and speaking in friendly, realistic environments. In addition to being fun, one of the great benefits of a club for the beginner is the ability to learn for more experienced Esperanto speakers. Club activites range from lectures to formal study to informal chatting in both English and Esperanto. Esperanto speakers tend to be
highly educated and interesting people.
Esperanto is a language introduced in 1887 by Dr. L.L. Zamenhof after years of development. He proposed Esperanto as a second language that would allow people who speak different native languages to communicate, yet at the same time retain their own languages and cultural identities. Esperanto doesn't replace anyone's language but simply serves as a common second language. Esperanto can be learned in much less time than any other language. (Some say that it is four times easier). Esperanto is politically unbiased.