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7. Local information about Esperanto
This section contains contact information for Esperanto organizations in several English-speaking countries. Many large cities, and some small towns, have Esperanto clubs that hold regular meetings. The best way to find these clubs is to contact your country's national Esperanto association: many of them even list their local clubs online. Local clubs are a great way to learn Esperanto, practise the language, and meet Esperanto speakers in your area. Many national Esperanto organizations also offer bookshops that make it easy to buy books in or about Esperanto.
7.1. Organizations and clubs
Most countries have a national Esperanto organization that can help you find clubs in your region.
- Australia: aea.esperanto.org.au
- Canada: www.esperanto.ca
- Ireland: www.esperanto.ie
- New Zealand: www.esperanto.org.nz
- South Africa: www.esperanto.za.org
- UK: www.esperanto-gb.org
- USA: www.esperanto.org
- Other countries: www.uea.org/landoj
7.2. Courses and events
Esperanto clubs in many cities offer regular courses. There are also some residential courses that last several weeks. Here are some links that may help you:
- Australia: aesk.esperanto.org.au
- Canada: www.esperanto.ca/en/servoj
- New Zealand: www.esperanto.org.nz/about_nzea.html
- UK: www.esperantoeducation.com
- USA: www.esperanto.org/nask, www.esperanto-usa.org/en/node/6
Many national Esperanto associations hold annual conventions that last two or three days or even a week. These events are a chance to meet friends, visit new places, and attend talks on interesting topics, all in Esperanto. They also give leaders the chance to meet with members and plan the next year. Organizations often hold a special gathering around the time of Zamenhof's birthday, 15 December. On a smaller scale, many cities have informal clubs that meet up once a month or so. Contact your local association for details of upcoming meetings.
7.3. Finding books about Esperanto
Not many booksellers carry books about Esperanto, but you can sometimes find some in the language sections of large bookshops, and at major online booksellers such as Amazon. The best approach is to use dedicated Esperanto websites.
There are plenty of Esperanto textbooks and dictionaries written in English. We recommend browsing the stock of an online book service, but here are a few recommendations: "Esperanto: Learning and Using the International Language", by David Richardson (2004); "Step by Step in Esperanto" by Montagu Butler (1991); "English-Esperanto-English Dictionary" by J.C. Wells (2010); and "Comprehensive English-Esperanto Dictionary", by Peter Benson (1995).
These are the online or mail-order book services available in English-speaking countries:
- Australia: libroservo.esperanto.org.au
- Canada: www.esperanto.qc.ca/katalogo
- UK: www.esperanto-gb.org/eab/bookcat.htm
- USA: esperantousa.hypermart.net/retbutiko
- Worldwide: katalogo.uea.org
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- ... a language with a colourful movement (Part 5 – 04:12 min)
- ... a language of the future (Part 6 – 09:31 min)