Canadian Esperanto Association
The Canadian Esperanto Association (KEA) (esperanto.ca) is the national non-profit educational association of the speakers and supporters of Esperanto in Canada who have a common interest in the use and promotion of the international language as a solution to the world language problem.
World Esperanto Association
The World Esperanto Association (uea.org/info) based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, is the largest Esperanto organization in the world. There are members in 120 countries, and delegates (local representatives for the movement, and contacts for Esperanto-speaking travellers) in more than 800 cities (uea.org/reto). Visit (uea.org/landoj/tutmonde) to find information about the strength of the movement and Esperanto organizations in countries throughout the world. The World Esperanto Association also works with local activists organizing the World Congresses (La Universalaj Kongresoj).
World Esperanto Congresses
The 104th World Esperanto Congress (uea.org/kongresoj) was held in Lahti, Finland from July 20-27, 2019. Hundreds of Esperanto speakers from all over the world participated (917 people from 57 countries registered).
The 105th World Congress is scheduled to be held in Montreal, Canada August 1 – 8, 2020 (esperanto2020.ca). As of April 2, 2020, 824 people from 57 countries have registered. Read more about Esperanto and the 105th Congress on the Government of Canada website at https://www.noslangues-ourlanguages.gc.ca/en/blogue-blog/esperanto-eng.
From: eo.wikipedia.org There are now (April 2, 2020) 277 069 Wikipedia articles in Esperanto with 117 366 unique visitors per month (plus 33 572 by mobile phone).
One of the most practical current uses of Esperanto is the “Pasporta Servo” (pasportaservo.org). This is a listing of 974 Esperanto speakers in 81 countries who are prepared to host Esperanto speaking travellers. If you are familiar with Airbnb, the Pasporta Servo is similar but without the cost. Travel becomes much less expensive when accommodation is free. It is a win-win arrangement. Hosts enjoy meeting Esperanto-speaking travellers from around the world. In addition to saving money, guests often get useful inside information about the area they are visiting from a friendly local resident.
News in Esperanto
China Radio International (esperanto.cri.cn) and Polish Internet Radio (pola-retradio.org) regularly broadcast news from around the world in Esperanto. Transcripts of the broadcasts are often available so students can both read and hear the news.
Le Monde, a respected French daily newspaper, is the majority owner of the Le Monde Diplomatique a monthly newspaper offering analysis and opinion on politics, culture, and current affairs. Le Monde Diplomatique is available in 26 languages including Esperanto (eo.mondediplo.com).
Resources for Students
Esperanto Antaŭen Lessons
Esperanto Antaŭen has been evaluating existing resources and experimenting with new teaching material with the goal of helping students be fluent as quickly as possible. Prototypes of the first five of a planned series of 20 lessons are now available online. These lessons are intended to help competent speakers of Esperanto teach others. (Call or text 780-904-0363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a tutor or other help.) Without a tutor, proper pronunciation is challenge. Read the pronunciation notes before attempting these lessons without a tutor. (Click this link ea-mondo.org/l-0 for an introduction to the lessons.)
Duolingo.com is a website which offers online language learning courses for many languages. According to their home page, there are currently (May 1, 2019) 330 000 active learners for Esperanto.
Learn.esperanto.com and Lernu.net
For people who want to learn Esperanto online for free, learn.esperanto.com is a good place to start. It is very user-friendly with no sign up required. Just click the link, choose your instruction language and start learning. This site appears to be a bare-bones version of lernu.net, another excellent site website for people who want to learn Esperanto online for free. Unlike several other sites (eg duolingo), learn.esperanto.com and lernu.net only teach Esperanto. Also unlike many other sites, these two sites, use the findings of studies which have identified the most commonly used vocabulary items (morphemes) in Esperanto and focus on teaching these morphemes first. Lernu.net has courses available in about 40 languages, and an active community of users.
Edukado.net is a virtual community for teachers, course directors, and independent learners of Esperanto. The web site, launched in 2001, provides more than one thousand ready-to-use resources, useful specialized information and services, and detailed presentations of approximately 500 published instructional and learning tools. It enables high-quality, modern, collaborative work based on a worldwide network of 4,300 Esperanto teachers from more than 120 countries.
One project of Edukado.net connects students who have learned some Esperanto with more experienced competent speakers who can help the beginner improve via skype conversations.
Esperantic Studies Foundation
Both Lernu.net and Edukado.net have been financially supported by The Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF) founded in 1968. Their Statement of Purpose: ESF works to further the understanding and practice of linguistic justice in a multicultural world. We aim to develop and support excellence in scholarship, education, and interlingual communication. Our priorities and values are shaped through engagement with the worldwide community of Esperanto speakers, as well as with researchers, educators and activists in many language-related fields.