Esperanto: The International Language!

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Esperanto "Esperanto?" you ask, "Isn't that dead?". The short answer is, no. I use it every day to communicate with people throughout the world. One of my favorite on-line places to go is the Virtual Esperanto Congress (telnet://, a place where you can meet Esperantists from around the world to chat and enjoy yourself.
Useful What can you use it for? Anything you'd use any other language for, but particularly when you want to talk to people from many different countries who may not share a common national language. As an example, the Diplomacy games "Lydia" and "Sofia" were played in Esperanto.
Easy I found Esperanto much easier to learn than either Russian or Spanish. After two Esperanto courses given by the local Adult Education department (about 32 hours), i was much more fluent than i was in Russian after 3 semesters in college, or in Spanish after 3 years of high school courses.
Fast Most people find that learning Esperanto takes about a tenth as long as learning a national language such as English. A good working mastery of Esperanto will take most people about 40 hours of hard work, compared to about 400 for national languages.
More Want to learn more about it? After reading a quick description, you may want to try the Hyper Course or Esperanto Viva, or request info about the Free Esperanto Course. If you have telnet access, you can telnet 5060 for a computerized version of the FEC.
Links You can visit the Flavaj Pagxoj (yellow pages) for lots of links to Esperanto on the 'Net.

Inteligentaj personoj lernas Esperanton rapide kaj facile!

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