Esperanto as a door to learn languages

25 Nov

In this TED talk Tim Morley explains how learning the artificial language Esperanto can make it easier to learn other languages

 

Wikipedia has a nice entry on the educational value of Esperanto. The conclusion of one of the cited studies:

“A child can learn as much Esperanto in about 6 months as he would French in 3-4 years… if all children studied Esperanto during the first 6-12 months of a 4-5 year French course, they would gain much and lose nothing.”

I can read Esperanto with some facility but don’t have the opportunity to speak it regularly. Over the semester break I am hoping to work with an online Esperanto tutor to help my become more fluent. You can start learning Esperanto right now at lernu.net.

11 Responses to “Esperanto as a door to learn languages”

  1. lingvovojo November 27, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    Sciu, ke mi indikis vian retligilon en mia blogo [ĉe la blogero: esperanto en 15 lecionoj (2)]. Ĝis la.

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