Esperanto at Stanford University

This is an invitation to all Stanford students to learn the language Esperanto. Esperanto is the easiest language to learn.

All students are invited to participate in our Esperanto class ... but you don't need to be a student. Everybody can participate.

  Why is Esperanto the easiest language to learn?
Because Esperanto was planned to be easy to learn:
The grammar is very simple, concise, and has no exceptions. There are only six verbal endings, always regular.

Its vocabulary is shortened by the regular usage of prefixes, suffixes, and endings. You have to learn only one "root" for each meaning.

  How did Esperanto originate?:
Esperanto was conceived in the mind of a very young boy, about 140 years ago. He was living in a town at the Poland-Russia border, inhabited by four different groups: Polish, Russian, German, and Hebrew; four different languages, cultures, religions...

Young Ludovic thought that there was too much hatred among them just because they couldn't understand each other. He figured out, that when he would become an adult, he will be able to implement a solution to this problem. Maybe they all could speak a language easy to learn... Before ending high school he was already chatting with his friends at school using the first version of his new language.

There is an immense volume of Esperanto information on the web, that is not all readily available to you for two main reasons:

1. Most pages are written in Esperanto. (In which language would you expect to find information about English? Shouldn't it be in English?)

2. Information about Esperanto is written in "all languages". It is not possible to write in "all languages", but you will find 62 languages at

If you go to the   Google   search engine and enter the word "Esperanto", it will report millions of hits...

But don't worry, you will still find thousands of Esperanto pages in English.

Did you realize that clicking the previous link, the Google screen appeared in Esperanto?

Don Harlow's   "Esperanto Access"   is possible the English page with more information about Esperanto. It also includes hundreds of links to other Esperanto pages and hundreds of whole books and poems in Esperanto for you to read after you learn the Esperanto language.

You can learn Esperanto with the material you will find on the web. But, if you are nearby, we encourage you to contact us at Stanford University.

To learn Esperanto on the web, please visit my page.

  Esperanto classes at Stanford University:

Now you can learn the Esperanto language at Stanford University:

Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:30pm at the
Bechtel International Center on the Stanford University campus
during the academic year (minus the usual holidays).
This class is free if taken for no credit.

First class, Tuesday October 2nd, 2007.

Everyone is free to drop-in at any time.
Even 4 classes are enough to get more than just the basics.

  For details concerning the course:
      (and how to find our classroom)
Esperanto at Stanford University

If you decide to do anything about Esperanto,
please let me know:

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Links to other web pages:

    Enrique's homepage

1. To learn Esperanto
3. What is Esperanto
5. Site's map (en Esperanto)
6. Other pages by Enrique

Updated by Enrique,   September  20  2007