Why celebrate language days?

Why celebrate language days?

Why does the Esperanto movement celebrate the special days of the six official languages of the United Nations? These languages have grown strong not via their cultural achievements – though their achievements are enormous – but through their military and economic...
Why celebrate language days?

Kial festi lingvajn tagojn?

Kial la Esperanto-movado festas la specialajn tagojn de la ses oficialaj lingvoj de Unuiĝintaj Nacioj? Tiuj lingvoj fariĝis fortaj ne pro siaj kulturaj atingoj – kvankam tiuj atingoj estis grandegaj – sed pro sia milita kaj ekonomia potenco. Tri el ili – la angla,...
2020 ESF Year-end Update

2020 ESF Year-end Update

Dear Friend of ESF, Every year, the board of the Esperantic Studies Foundation gets together for a weekend retreat, in which we review our activities and make plans for the future. This year, we were unable to gather in person, so we organized a series of virtual...
A letter from the president

A letter from the president

In times of crisis, we show what we’re made of. This year, ESF has shown time and time again that it is essential. We didn’t pause our work, waiting for a return to normalcy. Instead, we leveraged our resources and expertise, helping our partners quickly move from...
Letero de la prezidanto

Letero de la prezidanto

Krizoj montras karakteron. Ĉi-jare, ESF montris fojon post fojo sian karakteron. Ni ne haltigis nian laboron, atendante normaliĝon. Anstataŭe, ni utiligis niajn rimedojn kaj sperton, helpante niajn partnerojn rapide transiri de ĉeestaj eventoj al retaj, ofte por la...
A turn for the better…

A turn for the better…

There’s a lot about language that we don’t understand – or willfully ignore. For example, there’s much controversy about where language came from, who invented it, and why. Did we create language because we had the organs of speech and the desire to speak, or did we...
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