In the first class we talked mainly about Esperanto as a historical/social phenomenon, with only a little language instruction. Next week we’ll dive into the language itself.
- Read the class handouts. Don’t worry about the dictionary; it’s just there as an example. You don’t have to memorize it. :-)
- Sign up for a free account at Lernu!, a site with lots of great resources for Esperanto students. Spend a few minutes exploring the site. You’ll find courses, reading materials, forums, chat rooms, and more.
- Practice pronouncing the parts of the alphabet that are new to you. Read over the handout from class, and check out this interactive page at Lernu.
- Start an Esperanto journal: set aside part of a notebook where you can record new things you learn — and questions you have — as we progress through the course. Add a new entry every day with the new words you’ve learned, new grammar structures, etc.