Detlev Blanke (1941-2016)

Dr. Detlev Blanke, one of the most renowned contemporary scholars in the field of interlinguistics, and long-time ESF partner, died in Berlin on August 20th. Blanke was born May 30th, 1941. In 1957 he taught himself Esperanto. He received his Ph. D. in 1976 with a dissertation comparing word creation …

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Paul Gubbins: Tribute

ESF notes, with deepest regret, the passing of Paul Gubbins, beloved professor in ESF’s North American Summer Courses, author of the screenplay for Pasporto al la Tuta Mondo, the Esperanto television course for which ESF provided partial support, and well-known figure in the Esperanto movement, particularly as editor of the …

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Lernu.net: new and improved!

The team of lernu.net is happy to announce the full relaunch of the site. The new lernu.net has an interesting new Esperanto course with hundreds of exercises, illustrations and a large searchable library. The site has been fully modernized and is compatible with new browsers and web technologies which didn’t exist …

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New video about CUNY Esperanto Course

Thanks to a grant from ESF, 12 highly-motivated students from Macaulay Honors College of CUNY (City University of New York) were able to participate in a five-week Esperanto course in summer 2015. Director Sam Green (The Universal Language) has made a short video about the course. The video may be …

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NASK and KTF together again!

The North American Summer Esperanto Institute (NASK) once again this year joins efforts with the Esperanto Performing Arts and Film Festival and invites you to one of the most outstanding events in Esperanto-land! NASK is the longest-running North American Esperanto course and one of the most important programs supported by …

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Another successful year for ESF

We are coming to the end of another successful year for ESF, the Esperantic Studies Foundation.  Among the numerous activities and organizations supported by ESF, directly or indirectly, were the North American Esperanto Institute (NASK), the web-based program for learning Esperanto Lernu.net, the annual symposium at the United Nations on language and …

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