This page contains a collection of bi-lingual and mono-lingual learning resources, including video content, and a list of recommendations for enabling the full Esperanto alphabet on various operating systems. If you have any suggestions, get in touch, and we’ll be glad to update this page.
Resources in English
- Duolingo Esperanto
- Being Colloquial in Esperanto excellent guide to understanding the structure and grammar of Esperanto by David K. Jordan.
- Esperanto Stack Exchange
- Drops – A useful app for learning new vocabulary according to your topics of interest. We recommend that you use Drops after or in conjunction with another course, as no grammar or word construction is taught.
- Ba Ba Dum – Same note applies as for Drops.
- Langful – Free course notes and lessons from Eric Demers.
- I Kinda Like Languages — Free language course based on the Socratic Method and the Michel Thomas Method.
- Kurso de Esperanto – Esperanto language course in the form of downloadable multi-platform software.
- Use Amikumu & HelloTalk to connect with other language learners.
- uTalk Esperanto
- An Elementary Esperanto Primer by Daniel M. Albro
- Courses by the Esperanto Asociation of Britain.
- List of Esperanto affixes with explanations and examples
- Cheat sheets that can be printed on a single double-sided A4 page
- English to Esperanto, Author unknown (please get in touch)
- English to Esperanto and Esperanto to English, Elias N. Jᴀǫᴜᴇᴢ – See images below, click to enlarge:
Resources in Esperanto
- PIV (la Plena Ilustrita Vortaro de Esperanto) – S.A.T.’s vast and widely used Esperanto language dictionary (illustrated in the sense of giving examples).
- PMEG (la Plena Manulibro de Esperanta Gramatiko) – A comprehensive and highly readable guide to Esperanto grammar by Bertilo Wennergren.
- Reta Vortaro – Dictionary with definitions given in Esperanto, but also with equivalent words from various other languages where such exist.
- Komputeko – Dictionary of computing terminology for Esperanto and other languages.
- La Tekstaro de Esperanto – search a database of exemplary Esperanto literature, including Zamenhof originals, to cross reference word usage.
- Parol – Text-to-Speech generator for Esperanto, created by Martin Rue.
- Gerda Malaperis – Novel by Claude Pirion, designed to slowing introduce new vocabulary and grammar with each chapter.
- UEA Facila – Short and simple articles in Esperanto published by UEA
- An updated version of Konkakto magazine’s list of 1000 basic roots & endings is used
- Vikipedio – Wikipedia in Esperanto
- Vikinovaĵoj – Wikinews in Esperanto
- Studio – News from various sources in Esperanto
- Lalder.net – Catalogue of Esperanto websites (including this one)
- Tubaro – Catalogue of YouTube films in and about Esperanto
- edukado.net – Various Esperanto educational resources
- Map of the countries of the world (source unknown, feel free to get in touch) – See image below, click to enlarge:
- Colourcoded map of countries named with the ŝtatnoma (named by state) and popolnoma (named by people) systems. Credit: Mark – See image below, click to enlarge:
- Map of landmasses, continents, and regions. Credit: Mark – See image below, click to enlarge:
Esperanto on Social Media
- Kiel oni diras … ?
- Lingvo konsultejo
- Mia Vivo – Esperanto only social network
- Esperanto SubReddits:
Tools for Finding Other Esperantists
- La Esperantista Mondmapo: General directory of Esperantujo.
- Eventa Servo: Global list of upcoming Esperanto get-togethers.
- Pasporta Servo: Stay for free in the homes of other Esperantists with around a thousand hosts worldwide.
- Amikumu: Mobile app to connect Esperanto learners and speakers in the same area.
Esperanto Keyboard Layouts by Operating System
|Operating System||Keyboard Suggestion(s)|
|Windows||Tajpi, Connectina Esperanto Keyboard Layout, esperanta-klavaro|
|MacOs||Enable “ABC Extended” in keyboard layout settings, the key combinations for which are: option key+^ followed by c/g/h/j/s for ĉ/ĝ/ĥ/ĵ/ŝ, option key+b followed by u for ŭ. Use ⌘-spacebar to switch layouts. A custom layout is also available from the American Association of Teachers of Esperanto.|
|Linux||Officially supported Esperanto language packs are available for most Linux distributions, including Ubuntu and its derivatives. Check the system settings specific to your distribution for more information. Additionally on some English keyboard layouts Alt Gr+’ followed by c/g/h/j/s gives ĉ/ĝ/ĥ/ĵ/ŝ and Alt Gr+Shift+# followed by u gives ŭ.|
|Android||GBoard, AnySoftKeyboard, Microsoft SwiftKey|
|iOs||Esperanta Klavaro, Esperanto keyboard, Microsoft SwiftKey. Note: If one has a hardware keyboard, follow “ABC Extended” instructions for MacOs.|
- American Esperantist: Introductory lessons
- Mazi en Gondolando: Simple animated drama from the BBC with illustrations of core concepts
- Pasporto al la Tuta Mondo: Esperanto mini-soap-opera, with explanatory lesson at the beginning and end of each episode. The accompanying text and exercises are availible for free from Esperanto-USA.