On this episode I'm joined by NATIVE Esperanto speaker Gavan Fantom, to talk about how he was brought up with Esperanto as a first language. We also talk in great details about the language itself along with practical tips and suggestions on how to learn the language and join the community.
I used to have a fairly critical opinion of conlangs, but after having met so many amazing people at PolyGlotBerlin and getting an inside peek into the Esperanto movement. I know I'm going to learn it! How about you, how do you feel about conlangs and esperanto in particular?
Berlin Format and Audio Quality
The format of the next few weeks will be similar to that of the normal show, but it will be less formal. You might not even hear me do the stereotypical radio introduction.
The audio quality is the best I was able to obtain from a hotel room, so it will sound slightly inferior. I hope you enjoy the content from Berlin. Thank you to all the people who took the time to sit down with me and chat about languages.
In this episode you will hear about:
- What Gavan thinks about the Polyglot Gathering in Berlin
- How Gavan was brought up in Esperanto
- His memories of being a young Esperanto speaker
- Why and how you should learn Esperanto
- Practical tips
- and much more!
Resources mentioned in the Episode
Note: I've removed most of the resources from this section, as I always had Anki/Memrise etc. here every week. Now I will only put resources here that are very exclusive to the episode. For any other resource please go to the resource page here for more information.
- Lernu – Incredible resource with courses, information and just about anything related to Esperanto
- www.uea.org/ – Universal Esperanto Organisation
- http://polyglotberlin.com/– The berlin Conference
- Gavan Fantom on Facebook
Kris is the founder of Actual Fluency, and has spent the last 8 years becoming an expert in language learning software, methods, and techniques.
Originally from Denmark, he now lives in Portugal and speaks 5+ languages at varying levels. His other interests are Wine, Online Marketing, and Travelling.