Textbooks written in Esperanto

(Based on a post that I made in Esperanto on Lernu)

Are there any textbooks about any subject written in or translated into Esperanto? If there are, are any available online? Has there ever been an Esperanto-speaking school?

August 21, 2019


good question...

August 22, 2019

This would be great!

My guess would be, judging from how little has been translated into Esperanto, that the answer would be "no," or at best "very few." But I'd love to be proved wrong. So please list all those textbooks, Esperanto experts, rather than downvoting this comment.

Maybe some of the schools or reports listed in this Wikipedia aritcle could provide information. The AIS if you contact them may have some information for you. They at least propose a fairly ambitious curriculum. Maybe they have textbooks in Esperanto: perhaps you can find somethiing on this site.

[Added] This is rather a long shot, as I've never ordered from this store and don't even know if they are still actually in operation, but you could look through the listings from lernolibro, which is in Russia. They might have something. There are links on the left. In Russian "Esperanto" is "Эсперанто," so most of the links containing that word may show up something. The Латинский язык (Latin Language) section is not in Esperanto but Russian. (Too bad!) FWIW, I'd be tempted to learn Esperanto to re-read some of the Russian science fiction they list. But as I said, you may not even be able to order from them, for all I know. Good luck!

August 22, 2019

I was given this link by SEN7759 on Lernu: (everything there seems to be about physics)

August 22, 2019

I know there have been a couple of encyclopedias of books published in Esperanto, but I don't know about textbooks.

August 22, 2019

Check the UEA catalogue, for example:

There's a lot of technical stuff (in language, philosophy, religion, etc.) outside of textbooks. For example, Plato's Republic, Darwin's Origin of species.

Some papers on interlinguistics are published in Esperanto, e.g. in the journal Language Problems and Language Planning

The International Academy of Sciences San Marino (already mentioned by @slogger) runs the Sanmarineca Universitata Sesio which is an Esperanto conference on science with mini-courses and exams. There's also KAEST (Konferenco pri Aplikoj de Esperanto en Scienco kaj Tekniko).

And there's teaching material in Esperanto downloadable from - they also sell an exam prep book for those looking to take the KER (i.e. CEFR) exams.

There's a university in Poland (Adam Mickiewicz) that offers a 3-year post-grad course in interlinguistics with an intake every 3 years.

August 23, 2019

I'm not sure about textbooks, but the "Akademio Internacia de la Sciencoj" (International Academy of the Sciences) is an association which heavily uses Esperanto.

August 22, 2019
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