https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo

1 year: Esperanto on Duolingo! \o/

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Today marks one year of Duolingo's Esperanto course for English speakers and it's exceeded everyone's expectations! We now have over 400,000 learners with 30 people finishing the course every day.

Celebrating Duo

To celebrate, the Universala Esperanto-Asocio (UEA) and Tutmonda Esperantista Junulara Organizo (TEJO) have a special offer. If you've finished the course, go to http://duolingo.esperanto.net/, fill out the form and get a free copy of the magazines Esperanto and Kontakto sent to your home! Also, if you tick the checkbox at the bottom, you can subscribe to TEJO's bi-monthly newsletter keeping you up to date with everything happening in the Esperanto world. If you haven't finished the course and just want to subscribe to the email newsletter, see the previous issue here: TEJO Aktuale and enter your email at the bottom under "Abonu novaĵleteron".

Also, in case you missed it, see our links to resources for continued learning: Finished the Esperanto tree, now what?

We've also lined up some stars to dazzle you in our AMA (Ask Me Anything) series this summer:

May 31: Christopher Mihm (Award-winning filmmaker: Esperanto movies)
Jun 12: Internacia Junulara Kongreso organizers
Jul 3: Benny Lewis (Bestselling author: Fluent in 3 Months)

Details: AMA schedule

In other news, we're 2/3 complete on Tree 2.0 for the Duolingo Esperanto course and I expect that will be ready around September. The Esperanto course for Spanish speakers has already finished writing all their sentences as well as Tips & Notes. Now all that is left is proofreading everything and recording the new sentences. If you know any Spanish speakers interested in learning Esperanto, they can pre-register here to be notified when the course launches in June or July.

In any case, wherever you are on your road learning Esperanto, we're happy to have you along for the journey and look forward to seeing what's in store for our community. Bonan vojaĝon!

UPDATE: Article in Libera Folio: Pli ol 400.000 lernantoj ĉe jubileanta Duolingo-kurso

5/28/2016, 9:40:02 AM

32 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/gingerninja3148

I nearly forgot it was today thanks for reminding me! I live in Australia so the day is already nearly over. I was going to skip Esperanto today but now I think I'll do some. Excited for tree 2.0 because it'll be great to learn more Esperanto on Duolingo. I have managed to inspire several of my friends to give it a try and they all know about it and I hope to get more involved. Cannot thank everyone who helped to make the Esperanto course enough as it is an awesome language and I feel like it is very well taught on Duolingo. I remember first hearing about Esperanto ages ago and wanting to learn it but I didn't start until it was released on Duolingo.

5/28/2016, 10:09:30 AM

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Awww, you're welcome and I'm so happy you're enjoying the course!

5/28/2016, 10:22:52 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Anthoni876

Ayyyee :D can't wait for tree 2.0!

5/28/2016, 12:20:54 PM

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Congratulations !!! Congratulation

5/28/2016, 10:45:04 AM

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Mi donas gratulojn al vi! Benny Lewis en AMA? Tu ĉiu interesos!

5/28/2016, 10:49:21 AM

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Estas granda festo por ĉiuj ni! Ne nur novaj Esperanto-parolantoj aperas dank' al Duolingo, sed ankaŭ la antaŭe ekzistintaj Esperanto-parolantoj aktiviĝis en la kursoj de Duolingo pro apero de la Esperanta kurso ĉi tie :)

5/28/2016, 11:48:55 AM

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Gratulojn! Mi volas diri dankon al la kreintoj de la kurso!

5/28/2016, 12:54:56 PM

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That is awesome!

5/28/2016, 9:44:10 AM

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Tre mojosa!

5/28/2016, 10:45:52 AM

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Gratulon! Mi ĝuas mian ĉiutagan ekzercon kaj atendas la novan arbon!

5/28/2016, 11:44:09 AM

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Congratulations! I was wondering, is there an online version of their magazine?

5/28/2016, 12:06:37 PM

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Yes, they have an online version of their magazine.

5/28/2016, 3:00:15 PM

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How can I access it?

5/28/2016, 3:35:04 PM

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You have to subscribe to access them like most online magazines:

5/29/2016, 5:09:54 AM

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Dankon:)

5/29/2016, 9:41:26 AM

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Tre mojosa! Dankon por vi laboras en ĉi kurso. ĝi helpis min lerni la lingvon. Mi espiras ke vi kaj la alia teamano estas feliĉa kun ĉio vi atingis.

Mi antaŭĝojas vidi la kurso 2.0 ĝis

5/28/2016, 7:30:50 PM

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Wooohooo! Congratulations to the Esperanto Team! So I've been learning Esperanto for one year now. I need to start learning again.

5/28/2016, 12:14:57 PM

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Keep the hard work up everybody, learners and course creators alike.

The thought of getting some small perks out of this helps to, aye?

5/29/2016, 1:56:01 AM

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30 people finishing the tree everyday if that has remained steady all along that should be around 10,950 people so far and about 54,750 after five years and 2,000,000 learners which a common estimate for speaker numbers. Hopefully they continue with Esperanto courses for all the other languages.

5/29/2016, 11:57:11 PM

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Didn't i read somewhere that the 30 finishers a day relates soley to the web users not the app users and about 70% or so of use is via apps. Thus the 30 a day is a considerable under counting. Can any one comment on this or clarify further.

5/30/2016, 10:59:57 AM

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About 6 months ago, 30/day was the figure posted for just the web (https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11259457). I'd also be curious if the figure here is also just the web.

5/30/2016, 7:59:22 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Indarozino

I personally use both - tending to do about 50% of my Duolingo Esperanto on the Web and 50% on the app. I would be interested to see a study of which group has a higher success rate or which group learns faster. Also I would be interested to what percentage of learners a year after completing their tree can still achieve at least a 4.5 out of 5 on the test and also what percentage has lost their Esperanto all together.

As for other languages to Esperanto - I think Chinese to Esperanto would be a good one since the Chinese seem to have been taking a very favorable view of the language.

5/30/2016, 9:10:42 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Indarozino

Horray! Mi amas lerni Esperanto! Ĝi estas tre bela lingvo, kaj mi yam recontis multe amikojn de la tuta mondo per mi studo de ĝin. Mi volas vojaĝi ĉirkaŭ la mondon kaj mia espero estas uzi Esperanto dum mi vojaĝojn. Mi havas nur kompletigos duona la arbo kaj nur studos por kvardek du tagojn sed mi komprenas tiom da yam.

Dankon por ĉi tiu kurso! Mi ne povas atendas fini ĝin! Mi estas preskaŭ Esperantisto!

Oh kaj, bonvolu pardonu mi gramatikon. Mi ankoraŭ havas malfacileco kun akuzativojn.

5/30/2016, 3:15:22 AM

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Bonege, mi ĝojas! Ne zorgu, multaj homoj havas malfacilecon kun akuzativoj.

5/30/2016, 7:01:00 AM

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That's great! Congratulations! What if you haven't completed the course but can still call yourself accomplished?

5/28/2016, 9:49:34 PM

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If you're accomplished it shouldn't take too long to finish the course. Go for it! :)

5/29/2016, 5:12:54 AM

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Meh. I'll finish it later. I understood the sign-up page and asked for my copy. SUCCESS!

5/29/2016, 6:12:04 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/AmyAbra

What happens when tree 2 comes out? is it an add-on? Reason I ask, is I think I will finish before September and want to know what will happen to my current progress :-)

5/29/2016, 3:13:41 AM

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Usually when a new version of a tree comes out, the will be a few new skills scattered around the tree, and some of the skills you have already completed my become only partially completed because extra lessons may be added to them. So, you will have to redo a little bit of the tree, but most of your progress will still be there.

5/29/2016, 5:01:03 AM

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Exactly this. All your progress will remain, but new content will be everywhere. :)

5/29/2016, 5:14:02 AM

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Por la versio 2.0 ĉu vi planos ankaŭ aldoni la eblecon kion mi tre mankas en Esperanto - "words" (lernitajn vortojn)? Ekzistas en la aliaj lingvoj en Duolingo. Kial ne en Esperanto?

6/4/2016, 5:25:26 PM

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Ha, i find new content all the time anyway. Thats why i keep regilding the tree.

5/30/2016, 11:02:06 AM
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