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The group is for people who want to know more about the real International Language.
What is Esperanto? It's a language that is particularly useful for international communication and travelling.
Esperanto is both the easiest and richest language in the world, the basis of a thriving international culture. Speakers of Esperanto can be found in nearly every country of the world – from France to Japan, from Iceland to Chile – and they all share their thoughts and literature and music in Esperanto.
There are many reasons to learn Esperanto. It's easy, expressive, neutral, fun and can help you in many ways.
Easier: Thanks to the structure of Esperanto, it's usually much easier to master than other foreign languages.
Expressive: Using Esperanto, you can express yourself just as well as you can in your native tongue, and in some cases you will find that Esperanto allows you to express something better.
Neutral: Esperanto doesn't belong to any one country or ethic group, so everyone can be equal when they use it.
Fun: Apart from the fun of learning Esperanto, Esperanto is also fun to use. There is a real spirit of community among Esperanto speakers everywhere. Usually Esperanto speakers have interests and mindsets in common, for example open-mindedness, thinking independently, high level of interest in other cultures and interest in languages.
Great for travelling: It's very interesting to travel using Esperanto. You can stay in the homes of other Esperanto speakers (usually for free) and so get an insider's view of the country or region.
For more information about Esperanto, look at esperantohouse.org.au/esperanto

Upcoming events (4+)

Wednesday at Esperanto House (or Skype): Why Nobel Prize Winners speak Esperanto

(You can also join by Skype "rainer-kurz" if you cannot come in person)

In 1994 Reinhard Selten (pictured) received the Nobel Prize in Economics, together with John Nash (played by Russell Crowe in the Academy Award winning movie “A Beautiful Mind”).

Prof. Selten and today’s presenter, Rainer Kurz, know each other through the international language, Esperanto, and have worked together closely. This presentation will be about why five Nobel Prize winners have also been Esperanto speakers.

Rainer will speak about what it is like to work with a Nobel Prize winner in Esperanto. He will also present a professional video interview with Prof. Selten in Esperanto (with English subtitles), visible also on YouTube (https://youtu.be/mK6FNefLocY).

After the free coffee and tea break, Rainer will present the basic facts and ideas of Esperanto and show how to use Esperanto in Sydney and the world.

Rainer Kurz, former president of the German Esperanto Association, is currently visiting Australia. He initially learned Esperanto for 20 hours until he did his first Esperanto travel (to Japan). In the meantime he has used Esperanto to travel to over 40 countries and holds board positions in several international Esperanto organisations.

Esperanto Book Club / Libro-klubo

Esperanto House

Learn and improve your language skill, by reading and discussing books in Esperanto.
★ Lernu kaj plibonigu vian lingvo-lertecon per legado kaj diskutado de Esperanto-libroj.

Chess club at Esperanto House

Esperanto House

If you want to make new friends, have fun and play chess in a stimulating environment, come join us every Wednesday at Esperanto House! There’s informal chess playing and socializing. Players of all levels are welcome. Looking forward to meet and welcome you to our club!

Manly Esperanto Club

Whitewater Restaurant

We meet on the oceanfront opposite the Whitewater Restaurant, South Steyne. The attendees then discuss the safest location for the meeting according to the weather and crowds. Good chance to start learning Esperanto. Excellent opportunity to improve your language.

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Past events (1,228)

Chess club at Esperanto House

Esperanto House