Esperanto has a long history in Rochester, and we're back to having regular meetings, thanks in part to Duolingo Events. This is a great opportunity to speak Esperanto with experienced speakers and people of all ages. The only thing we ask is that you come ready to speak at least a little Esperanto - even if it's only Saluton. Kiel vi fartas? and Mi ne komprenas. The important thing is to be ready to try.
Depending on the speaking level of the people who come, we will have a mix of free conversation, games, and conversational activities. Eavesdrop on some more fluent speakers to see how much you understand. Find out how Esperanto is used locally, regionally, and around the world.
Note on the organizer: Tomaso ALEXANDER (known as "salivanto" on Duolingo) has been speaking Esperanto regularly for over 20 years, and has been teaching and answering questions about Esperanto for most of that time. Tomaso is a fluent speaker but also an experienced teacher of the language (teaching regularly online via Skype and also at NASK - the North American Summer Esperanto Institute in Raleigh NC.) It's normal to feel nervous about speaking Esperanto for the first time or to want to wait till you're really good - but it's by speaking it that we become really good - so please come learn with us.
Participants under 18 years old should come with a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult.
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