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Are there plans to release Esperanto courses for other languages on Duolingo?

I'm the lead contributor for Duolingo's Esperanto course for English speakers as well as initiating the Esperanto course for Spanish speakers, so I believe that qualifies me to answer this. Duolingo ...
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Is there a list of recommended reading for beginners?

I recommend all the books by Claude Piron. I haven't read them all yet, but Claude Piron had a style very simple and rich ! He is really the author who gave me a crush on esperanto ! He was able to ...
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Where I can learn Esperanto by Spanish?

Duolingo, the language learning website, has one currently in beta. The course will be rather brief due to its newness, but if it's like the English course it should cover most of the essentials. They ...
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Are there any good Esperanto communities for beginners?

I will try to build a somewhat objective answer based on the information you gave us : 8 days as of this writing of this : since you are a beginner, it will probably be easier for you if you can ask ...
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Why should I learn Esperanto?

One good reason for learning Esperanto as one's first foreign language is its propaedeutic value, i.e. the value of learning (or teaching) it before learning (or teaching) other foreign languages. ...
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How does Esperanto work for speakers of non-Western languages?

Talking of Japanese, this is what it has in common with Esperanto: The basic number system is fairly similar 十二 (dekdu) 二十 (dudek) Some demonstrative pronouns have a similar logic ここ (ĉi tie) そこ (tie)...
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Published sources describing the speed of Esperanto learning

There is the article On the Acquisition of Esperanto published in 1988 by Dan Maxwell in Studies in Second Language Acquisition. Furthermore, footnote 22 of the Wikipedia article on Esperanto reads as ...
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Why should I learn Esperanto?

The previous commenters have focused on the rich history and culture of Esperanto. I want to focus on its future. I'm a YouTuber who works with Esperanto everyday. There are days when I speak ...
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Are there any good Esperanto communities for beginners?

There is this site called Esperanto Language Stack Exchange that I heard is pretty good.
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Help me remember which is which: "humoro" and "humuro"

I remember it this way. The U in humUro is smiling (at something funny). The other one (humoro) means mood.
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Help me remember which is which: "humoro" and "humuro"

In the French language you have the same difficulty (humeur - humour). (image source) I remembered the word humuro by the sentence: Ridi kiam oni kuras kontraŭ la muro estas malbona hu-muro. The ...
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Why should I learn Esperanto?

No other language – and I do speak a few – brought me even close to that many long lasting close international friendship than Esperanto. That's a good reason to learn Esperanto.
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Is there a good Esperanto cheat sheet about the basic rules?

I have only ever seen this one (front) and (back) by Elias N. Jaquez. I will let you decide if it is a good one.
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What resources can we recommend to Esperanto students?

For the younger students and beginners I would also recommend BaBaDum, which is a beautiful site where you can learn 1500 words by playing simple "games". BaBaDum The site itself is available in 20 ...
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Are there any good Esperanto communities for beginners?

Just to talk a bit about my experience as a beginner: I encountered Esperanto at the Polyglot Gathering in Berlin. Afterwards, I kept in contact with these people. Then I used Duolingo Esperanto ...
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Is there a list of recommended reading for beginners?

I personally found Ne Ekzistas Verdaj Steloj by Liven Dek (https://www.amazon.com/Ekzistas-Verdaj-Steloj-Mikronoveloj-Esperanto/dp/1595692355) to be an excellent story to help me learn Esperanto style....
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Is learning Esperanto inherently more difficult for Asians than Europeans?

This article, "Esperanto as language and idea in China and Japan", seems to imply that it's not particularly hard to learn for non-Western speakers (see comment for full PDF version). In fact, in 1907 ...
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Kiuj podkastoj por komencantoj?

Mi rekomendas Facila Vento kiu estas retejo kun facilaj tekstoj kiuj estas laŭtlegitaj. Estas du versioj de la sonoj, unu pli malrapida ol la alia, kaj estas ligiloj al difinoj por la plej malfacilaj ...
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Where can I ask people to proofread my texts in Esperanto?

Lang-8 is not Esperanto-specific, but it exists pretty much for that exact purpose. You can tag your entries as "Esperanto" and people will find them.
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Newspaper and Video Channel in Esperanto

Newspapers in Esperanto: Katalogo de Esperanta retenhavo/Periodaĵoj kaj radio, Novaĵoj en Esperanto, La Hodiaŭa Ĵurnalo, Libera Folio. Videos in Esperanto: Tubaro, Evildea, Esperanto VBlogo, Torina ...
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Why should I learn Esperanto?

I learned Esperanto because it has no irregular verbs or irregular plural forms, and that was psychologically satisfying to me. But I understand my psychological state is somewhat unusual. But ...
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What is a good choice of textbook?

Kellerman's book was published in 1910, and represents Esperanto in its infancy. The book's only value is as a historical document, not a textbook. In addition to its age (you wouldn't use a textbook ...
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What resources can we recommend to Esperanto students?

lernu.net It contains forums in Esperanto, grammar of EO, and a library full of videos and songs.
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Where can I get a language helper now that lernu.net has removed that feature?

The Free Esperanto Course (FEC) was old when I took it nearly 20 years ago, but it's still up and running. I've always said that the advantage of this course is that it pairs you up with an instructor ...
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Which Esperanto youtubers have subtitles to their videos?

These videos are consistently subtitled in English: https://www.youtube.com/user/Evildela/videos These videos have subtitles in Esperanto: https://www.youtube.com/user/bookboxinc/search?query=...
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Intermediate and advanced Esperanto learning books (lernolibroj)

Have you tried Being Colloquial in Esperanto? It doesn't contain exercises, but it goes a bit deeper than the beginner level books. There are physical copies available, I believe, but below I will ...
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Newspaper and Video Channel in Esperanto

Newspaper The Esperanto-USA Retbutiko has several newspapers & magazines available for subscription. La Gazeto: Independent magazine published in France by a group of well known Esperantists. ...
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Why should I learn Esperanto?

It isn't true that there isn't a culture to learn about along with the language. I recently finished La Zamenhofstrato, a book about the life of Dr. Louis Christophe Zaleski-Zamenhof, Dr. Zamenhof's ...
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Why should I learn Esperanto?

traveling to countries where people don't speak your native language well. generally when you travel you will meet people who speak some level of english or none at all. you can increase your chances ...
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Why should I learn Esperanto?

Esperanto is easy to learn When you get to the point when you'll be able to understand and speak Esperanto relatively well, you'll gain confidence that it's not that difficult to learn a language, ...
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