Learning Esperanto

To learn Esperanto

Esperanto is the easiest language to learn. To learn it, just study a basic course and then an intermediate one.It is better to finish the basic course in less than 20 hours and better yet, if those 20 hours don’t take more than a couple of weeks. The more time you let go by, the easier to forget what was already learned.

The best way to study
Advise to the beginner to better use the time
dedicated to activities related to Esperanto.

1. Basic courses

Interactive course

You may download an interactive course (13 MB), with sound: pronunciation and a couple of songs: Kurso de Esperanto“, by Karlo Pereira.
It is already translated into more than 20 languages. You may study by yourself, or you may find an instructor to correct your homework.

is the most ambitious project to teach Esperanto in more than 20 languages, at all levels.

Other basic courses:

There are lots of Esperanto courses in Internet. I advise you first to finish a basic course, from the previous listing. Then you can experiment with other courses, and thus get a better understanding of Esperanto structure … but, please, study first the intermediate course “La Gerda Kurso”.

The course from “Esperanto Institute of Argentina” is interactive and has sound. It is already translated into several languages.

Free Esperanto Course
The old correspondence course in 10 lessons.
You may download the file DktA0004.zip (258 KB)

¿Sabe Usted Esperanto?
Basic textbook for Spanish speakers. Even if the instructions are in Spanish, the Esperanto-text is helpful. It could be used as exercises.

To download “¿Sabe Usted Esperanto?” as a “.doc” file, download SabeUEo.zip (466 KB)
(You can read the .doc file using OpenOffice aŭ MS Word)
(OpenOffice is free software. It has the same features as MS Office)

To download “¿Sabe Usted Esperanto?”
as a web page, download the file DktH0809.zip (673 KB)
which also has the book “Karlo” and something more. (some features are in Spanish)
(Open folder “EoDktH/Sabe”)

2. Intermediate level

Gerda Malaperis
The book and the course are in Esperanto.
Only the introduction and the vocabulary
are in English or Spanish.

“Gerda Malaperis”, English Spanish
Book in Esperanto by Claude Piron

La Gerda Kurso   English Spanish pdf
Intermediate Esperanto course in Esperanto
Vocabulary Esperanto   – English – Spanish

You may download the file DktA0004.zip (258 KB)
It has the text of the book, the course, and the
vocabulary, and also the book “Karlo” and a
few other things. It is possible that you have
already downloaded this file, and everything is
already in your computer.

Listen to the Gerda-CD in Esperanto
(Duration 91 minutes, like radio-theater)

Listen by chapter:
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Note: These sound files are monaural
low-quality. They need only
10.4 MB = 10 941 120 bytes,
about one tenth as the original files.
To download them, click one chapter with the
mouse right button and select “Save link as …”

The original files are stereo with CD quality.
They need   105 MB = 110 383 085 bytes
You may download them from

Gerda malaperis! (MP3)