Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF) was established in 1968 as a vehicle for promoting scholarly research and dialogue on issues concerned with world language problems and language policy and planning. It works to promote the understanding and implementation of linguistic justice in a multicultural world through three priority areas: Research, Conservation and Education, supported by a system of grants and awards. This blog showcases ESF’s most recent activities and achievements within its priority areas, and the work of ESF more generally.
Esperantic Studies Foundation laboras por progresigi la komprenadon kaj praktikadon de lingva justeco en multkultura mondo. ESF ofertas financan subtenon por indaj projektoj, kiuj kuŝas en ĝiaj prioritataj kampoj de Esplorado, Konservado kaj Edukado. Registru vin per la suba panelo por ricevadi tujan anoncon pri la apero de novaj artikoloj.
The history of the Vidyasagar Prize

The history of the Vidyasagar Prize

When informing an international audience that the ministry of higher education in the government of West Bengal (an administrative area of India) has awarded the “Vidyasagar Prize” to an Esperantist in 2021, one must first say a few words among other things about Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820–1891), a figure barely known outside his own region. He was a pioneer in the fields of mass education,...

The history of the Vidyasagar Prize

La historio de la Premio Vidyasagar

Prezenti al internacia publiko la fakton ke la ministerio pri supera eduko de la registaro de Okcidenta Bengallando (gubernio en Barato) aljuĝis al esperantisto “premion Vidyasagar”, en 2021, signifas interalie diri kelkajn vortojn pri la nur siaregione konata figuro Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820-1891). Li pionire agadis sur la terenoj de la popolklerigo, la lingvoplanado, la pontofarado inter...

Gamification of language-learning: LinguaPolis Esperanto

Gamification of language-learning: LinguaPolis Esperanto

Gamification – using game thinking and game mechanics for educational purposes – is building momentum. Several academic journals are dedicated to this exciting new trend: the International Journal of Game-based Learning, Serious Games and the Electronic Journal of e-Learning, among others. There is also an annual conference, the European Conference on Game-based Learning, next year in Lisbon,...

Gamification of language-learning: LinguaPolis Esperanto

Ludecigo de lingvolernado: LinguaPolis Esperanto

Ludecigo – la uzado de ludpensado kaj ludmetodoj por edukaj celoj – akceliĝas. Pluraj universitat-nivelaj ĵurnaloj dediĉas sin al tiu ekscita nova tendenco: International Journal of Game-based Learning, Serious Games kaj Electronic Journal of e-Learning, inter aliaj. Okazos ankaŭ jarkonferenco, la Eŭropa Konferenco pri Ludbazita Lernado, venontjare en Lisbono (Portugalio). Lingvoedukistoj antaŭ...

UEA.facila – for beginners

UEA.facila – for beginners

Esperanto is the world’s easiest language, but even learning an easy language requires time and a certain amount of effort. What makes an easy language easy? Mainly its very simple and regular grammar. Famously, the basic grammar of Esperanto consists of only 16 rules – admittedly these include a large number of subdivisions and have spawned at least two thumping tomes of exegesis, but in any...

Brian Kaneen: a major donor to the Esperantic Studies Foundation

Brian Kaneen: a major donor to the Esperantic Studies Foundation

The Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF) supports a wide range of interlingual research and educational initiatives around the world. Researchers and educators seeking support for interlanguage projects are encouraged to browse the website to learn whether ESF can offer counseling and/or financial support. ESF’s investment, which generates the resources to fund projects, owes much to the...

Brian Kaneen: a major donor to the Esperantic Studies Foundation

Brian Kaneen: grava donacinto al Esperantic Studies Foundation

Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF) subtenas larĝan gamon de interlingvaj esploraj kaj edukaj iniciatoj tra la mondo. Esploristoj kaj edukistoj, kiuj serĉas subtenon por interlingvaj projektoj, estas instigataj trarigardi la retejon por lerni ĉu ESF povas oferti konsiladon kaj/aŭ financan subtenon. La investaĵaro de ESF, kiu generas la rimedojn por financi projektojn, ŝuldas multon al la...

Bulletin · Bulteno

Short bilingual announcements of publications and projects
Mallongaj dulingvaj anoncoj pri eldonaĵoj kaj projektoj
Contribute an item · Kontribui eron

Regularizing the regular · Reguligi la regulan

This fascinating article – “Regularizing the regular: The phenomenon of overregularization in Esperanto-speaking children” by Renato Corsetti, Maria Antonietta Pinto and Maria Tolomeo, published in Language Problems and Language Planning in 2004, deals with the...

Who was Atanasov? · Kiu estis Atanasov?

During recent research into the interlinguistic activity of Rudolf Carnap, Baŝak Araj has managed to find the name of the Bulgarian Esperantist and student activist he became friends with during and after the 1922 congress in Helsingfors. He was called Atanas D....

Lectures by Ilona Koutny at BET-56 · Ilona Koutny prelegos dum BET-56

At the 56th Baltic Esperanto Days event (9-17 July 2022 in Lithuanian port city Klaipėda), Prof. Koutny will be presenting five lectures: “Esperanto amid the natural languages” will deal with differences between planned and natural languages, and then present the...

François Grin on Radio Suisse Romande · ĉe Svisa Romanda Radio

"12,000 to 15,000 hours are required in order to learn English and use it at a good level. No states manage to build study like that into their curriculum." So said François Grin, one of ESF's advisory board members, on Wednesday 10 November 2021 on Suisse Romande...

Gesellschaft für Interlinguistik 2021

Sabine Fiedler informs us that the Gesellschaft für Interlinguistik yearbook 2021 has been published. The articles are written in German. There is also an online version of the book, with the table of contents and downloadable PDF files of the articles. Each article...

Un siècle d’espérantisme ouvrier

On 17 December, the hundredth anniversary of Sennacieca Asocio Tutmonda, the seminar "Un siècle d'espérantisme ouvrier" will be held in Paris at Campus Condorcet. Languages will be French, English and Esperanto. It will conclude with presentations by current...

Webinar at Mazandaran · Retinario en Mazandarano

The 2nd Esperanto Webinar at the University of Mazandaran, Iran was held very recently, presenting Esperanto to the wider public. The languages used were Esperanto and Farsi (plus occasionally English), with translation. It's available to watch on YouTube (length: 4...

Introducing the Bulletin · Ni prezentas la Bultenon

Welcome to the ESF Connected Bulletin, a collection of brief bilingual postings on upcoming events, recent publications and new projects relating to ESF, interlinguistics and linguistic justice. Such items have formed a large part of the content of our three-monthly...

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