How useful is Esperanto?
Esperanto has been officially recognised and endorsed by UNESCO. It is now spoken in over 100 countries. There are many ways in which Esperanto can be useful to you:
- Discuss and correspond with all kinds of people from a variety of countries and cultures, at the same time, without being hindered by linguistic barriers, and as an equal
- Discover other cultures and get updated on the world-wide scene, by having access to a vast source of magazines, newspapers and books translated directly from every major national language
- Cheap travel: thanks to “Pasporta Servo” – a world-wide network of willing Esperantist hosts who offer free (or almost-free) accommodation!
- Join in international gatherings and festivals, with music, shows and art in Esperanto, as well as many other national languages.
- Access an international network of experts in several professional fields. Every member of the Universal Esperanto Association (UEA) has free access to a list of hundreds of ‘ambassadors’ – or ‘delegates’ – who are specialists in a wide range of fields. This list is constantly updated and officially maintained by the UEA.
And many more uses!
During the Esperanto congress in Hobart, 2008