… is a language that was created to make international contacts easier. A language through which you can express yourself freely. A language which you can pronounce without much trouble because it’s a phonetic language. Some of its vocabulary you can recognise from other languages. You can make words yourself by means of an ingenious system of word building. So you don’t need to learn so many different words.

A language based on the idea that all languages and cultures are of equal value and that cultural diversity in the world is important for sustainable development. A language that everyone can learn and which doesn’t favour anyone.

A language through which you can contact ordinary and not-so-ordinary people in other places. You can use it to travel or go to international gatherings in many countries in the world. At those gatherings you can enjoy plays, films, music, dancing and singing. But also lectures and excursions to get to know the local culture. You can find literature in Esperanto translated from lesser known languages, like the Icelandic sagas, but also the stories of the Chinese writer Lusin or picture stories. And what about authors who write originally in Esperanto?

Esperanto is really a language for cultural exchange!


Curious about Esperanto? Would you like more information?

National Esperanto-associations:


Britain: Esperanto-Association of Britain



USA: Esperanto-USA



Australia: Australian Esperanto-Association



Canada: Canadian Esperanto-Association




Universal Esperanto Association (UEA):




How to learn Esperanto?

You can learn Esperanto from a textbook, through written or spoken courses, on the Internet, and also by mobile phone app.




or through your local Esperanto association.


About IEI (Internacia Esperanto-Instituto)…

The International Esperanto Institute aims:

  • to further the teaching of Esperanto through Andreo Cseh’s direct method , among other means. Together with Jula Isbrücker, Cseh founded the institute in 1930 and is famous for his special method of teaching Esperanto.
  • In other ways also, IEI wishes to further and facilitate the teaching of Esperanto;
  • to provide information about Esperanto and its culture, among other things organising study days about Esperanto literature. IEI itself has access to a considerable Esperanto library and also publishes books in Esperanto;
  • to organise meetings and courses to stimulate the use of Esperanto by people who are learning the language;
  • to stimulate the use of new technology and computer linguistics in relation to Esperanto.

IEI is a not-for-profit foundation with its office at Riouwstraat 172, Den Haag (The Hague), the Netherlands.



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