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How to keep motivated studying Esperanto?

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Is it worth to study Esperanto nowadays? It's been to dificult to find great resources to practice Esperanto and also cultural elements like books, movies, etc. So this two facts added makes me leave the Esperanto course. Anyway, any tips?

Gxis!!

2 years ago

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/builderofthecake

Nu, se vi uzus la lingvon kun aliaj homoj (kiel per babilejoj aŭ videotelefonado), vi daŭrus esti interesita pri la lingvo plu. Ekzemple, vi ĵus povis skribi viajn demandojn esperante, kaj tiel aliaj homoj respondus al vi esperante, kiu igus ke vi uzu la lingvon kun aliaj homoj. Simple uzu la lingvon mem kaj vi ne perdos vian intereson.

Ankaŭ, ne forgesu ke Esperanto estas amuza lingvo, en kiu, vortoj kiel ananasanasanuso kaj blankulinaĉo povas ekzisti. Eble anstataŭ fari la lecionojn, vi devus babili kaj paroli interrete. Ne maltrankviliĝu pro la fakto ke ne estas tiom multe da libroj, ĉar tio ne eĉ estas la ĉefcelo de ĉi tiu lingvo. Parolu kun tiuj, kiuj ne parolas vian denaskan lingvon per Esperanto, estus tre mojose!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cliff900
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What has helped me is being active online. I've never really done the online thing before with other languages I studied. It was all book study and rote memorization previously for me. With Esperanto, I've gone outside of my comfort zone and interacted with people online and even in person at Esperanto meet-ups near where I live. This has helped tremendously. There are words and grammar points I don't have to have a flash card for simply because I see them enough outside of study sessions, for instance, like when I'm on Facebook or watching videos on YouTube. I'm not studying, per se, but I'm am soaking Esperanto in, as it were, just by being exposed to it.

I'm not even really super active online, either. I can't handle too much social media. But the few I do participate in has helped a lot.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Liebert_
Liebert_
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Dankon, Cliff900! I'm going to keep fighting and studying this language. "Dankon pro la helpo"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cliff900
cliff900
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Nedankinde!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kliphph
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I try to at least read some news articles in Esperanto on a daily basis, my favourite source for Esperanto language news is http://neniammilitointerni.over-blog.com/ . I also listen to Esperanto punk bands regularly, and I have attended some local Esperanto meet ups as of recently. I learned Esperanto in Barcelona and was fortunate enough to have a kunloĝanto who was also an Esperantist , although I haven't had much contact with Esperanto over the last 2 years after moving to Montreal, although the existence of internet based resources such as Duolingo and Lernu have renewed my interest to advance my studies.

Instead of focusing solely on the consumption of Esperanto culture (which admittedly is quite limited), one can also participate directly in creating their own Esperanto culture. DIY ethics seem to also be quite strong within the Esperanto community, in the form of self made "filmetoj" and self produced "muziko grupoj". I am in the process of creating a "revueto" (fanzine or small magazine) in Esperanto (after having created many in the past in English), with band interviews and political articles (from anarchist/ esperantist perspectives). There is a long history of self published Esperanto material, and Open Office plus access to a photocopier make this even easier in the modern age.

One can also practice their writing skills, in one of many Esperanto language forums (Lernu seems to have an active forum). So I think there is no valid reason to abandon one's study of the language, as opportunities abound to use it, if you are willing to search for them.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/builderofthecake

Lingvoj ja estus malamuzaj se vi ne konversacias per ili :/

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/odal.me
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Se vi ne ŝatas la lingvon mem, neniaj "avantaĝoj" vin motivadus. Eĉ se vivaj babiladoj mankas al vi, tio ne nuligas belecon kaj interesecon de Esperanto. Vi povas korespondi interrete kun aliaj esperantistoj kaj legi esparantajn librojn kaj revuojn (estas abunda retvendejo ĉe katalogo.uea.org).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/marypaulinem

Sorry to see that you're leaving the Esperanto culture. Here's a thought ... you could continue to study and give back to encourage and inspire others by creating content. Best wishes.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Liebert_
Liebert_
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I'm not leaving anymore.Next year, when I get into the university I will try to spread this language in the academic environment.

2 years ago