Kurso de Esperanto

Kurso de Esperanto is a multimedia computer program for teaching yourself Esperanto. Here are several of its features:

  • Just 12 lessons
  • Pronunciation and listening exercises
  • MP3 songs - learn while you sing!
  • A wide variety of exercises, to reinforce the learning points
  • Tutoring service ( let's work together! )

Tutoring Service

Kurso de Esperanto is a teach-yourself course, which the student can use as their main course or as supporting material. So that the students can make better progress while learning, it is helpful for an Esperanto-teacher to accompany their studies, correcting the translation exercises, answering any misunderstandings, and introducing them to the Esperanto community. We call this the Tutoring Service, and following the launch of Kurso de Esperanto this facility has been established in various countries. The author of Kurso de Esperanto strongly encourages people who want to set up a new service or to collaborate with existing tutoring services.

In 2003 the American Commission of UEA set up Project Nesto, which aims to coordinate net-based teaching of Esperanto in America and other parts of the world.To learn more about Project Nesto and to sign up, please visit http://www.monda.org/nesto/nesto.htm

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Program Kurso de Esperanto - Version 3.2 (13/feb/2006) - Windows

Warning! Users of Windows 95/98/Me need to install the Windows Multilanguage support (if this has not already been done): go to the menu "Start/ Settings / Control Panel / Add or remove Programs / Windows Setup [tab]" and tick the box "Multilanguage Support", click OK on all screens and follow the instructions from Windows. If you skip this step, on the Kurso screens you might see square boxes instead of the Esperanto accents

Minimum specification for running Kurso: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/XP/2000, Pentium 100, 16 MB RAM, SVGA, soundcard, (optional) microphone, 20 MB of disk space.

New in this version:
- Multiuser support: under Windows XP/2000/2003, every user will have his own settings
- Added translation to Slovenian and Latvian
- Enhanced the translation to English and Spanish

How to install:

  • 1. Download the install file into a temporary folder;
  • 2. Run the install program;
  • 3. Choose the language to use during installation (English is one of the options).


Program Kurso de Esperanto - Version 3.0 (20/Dec/2003) - Linux

Warning! When you use Kurso de Esperanto - Linux version for the first time, you must specify your preferred MP3 player and WAV recorder, as well as your preferred browser and e-mail client. To do this, go to the initial menu of Kurso, click on "Settings" and go to the tab "Sound and Internet". If the Esperanto accented letters do not appear correctly on the screen, install a Unicode font (supporting at least the "Southern European" subset), and on the settings part of Kurso state that font as the preferred default.

Minimum spcification for running Kurso: Linux with graphics X-server, Pentium 100, 16MB RAM, SVGA, soundcard, (optional) microphone, 20MB of disk space.

How to install:

  • 1. Download the file into a temporary directory;
  • 2. Unzip the file "kurso.tar.gz" and run the installer "install.sh";
  • 3. The program will be installed in the directory "/usr/share/kurso", and can be run with the command-line command "kurso".


Utility program for translating Kurso - Windows

If you like this program and want to translate it into your own language (the course has already been translated into more than 23 languages), you can use this utility program. For it to work correctly, Kurso de Esperanto must already have been installed on the computer. You must notify the author about this work, so that he can notify you about changes/news concerning the translation work.