We are a group of people in Edmonton who are affiliated with the Canadian Esperanto Association. We meet regularly to learn, speak, and enjoy the international language Esperanto.
We meet most Thursdays at 7:00 pm, in the Starbucks at 10504 82nd Avenue (on the second floor of the Chapters). Look for a sign saying "Edmontona Esperanto-Societo", or contact us to let us know you're coming.
What is Esperanto ?
Esperanto is a language created in 1887 by a Polish doctor named Zamenhof. The main objective of Esperanto is to serve as a common auxiliary language, fostering more effective and fair international communication. The Esperanto movement also supports linguistic diversity, democracy, human emancipation, and a global culture for peace.
Esperanto is regular and relatively easy to learn, and is currently used by a worldwide community estimated at over one million speakers. Esperanto is employed in world travel, correspondence, cultural exchange, conventions, literature, language instruction, radio broadcasting, and more.
[2008-01-06]: We have scanned Dr. Benson's 1932 "Universala Esperanto Metodo" and are making it available in 20-page PDF downloadables.
[2009-01-23]: We are making available a new version of the textbook and an answer key that we have written for Ivy Kellerman's Esperanto course.