Continue your learning adventure in a supportive environment with other learners!

The Esperanto Association of Britain is holding its first Studa Semajnfino, and we're running it free of charge!

If you've already started learning Esperanto but aren't yet a confident, fluent speaker, then this weekend course will be of benefit to you. Our friendly team of tutors will provide a range of activities tailored to a range of abilities, from those who are relatively new and have been learning by themselves, all the way up to those who can hold conversations and engage in discussion to a reasonably good degree.

Experienced, friendly course leaders

We've invited six experienced teachers to ensure excellent quality and variety. You'll be working with: Tim Owen, Tim Morley, Maurizio 'Rico' Giacometto, Elizabeth Stanley and Drew Morgan.

Fully equipped classrooms

We've got three 30-person classrooms located next door to each other, where you'll be participating with people at a similar level, but free to mix among yourselves as you wish.

In Cambridge

We'll be at the Lord Ashcroft Building at Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT.

The event will be running from 10am on Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th of October. We'll be ending the sessions at about 6pm on both days.

Within easy reach of hotels

There is a Travelodge and a PremierInn located on Newmarket Street, about a ten-minute walk away.

If the cost of staying in a hotel is prohibitive for you, please do feel free to request some financial support.

Newer learners

Perhaps you've only recently started learning Esperanto, and are working your way through Duolingo or Complete Esperanto. We know that taking those first steps is very daunting, which is why we'll have a classroom set up just for people like you. Elizabeth Stanley is a very nice woman who has given freely of her time for many years to ensure that beginners at our annual conference are given an opportunity to take their next steps in a fun, interactive and friendly environment. She'll be joined by Drew Morgan, who knows exactly what you'll be feeling like: he was a beginner himself fairly recently!

Intermediate Learners

You'll get plenty of opportunities to interact with others via games and discussion groups, and will be free to drop in and out of other groups as you see fit.

Advanced Learners

You'll be engaging in higher-level discussions, trying your hand at translation, and refining your capabilities ... without speaking a word of English!

Some of what's on offer

Here are some of the sessions you'll be able to participate in over the weekend, with indications of who the target groups are. You'll be free to come and go as you please during the weekend, picking what works best for you, your abilities, and your enjoyment.

Get talking in Esperanto!

Once you've learned some basic vocabulary and grammar, what you need is a chance to get talking. We'll give you that in a fun and encouraging environment, with some card games, board games and other activities easing you into your new language.

New Learners

Reading practice

We'll use some of EAB's own books to give you a chance to speak Esperanto out loud. Practice your pronunciation alongside your fellow learners, and then help each other to learn those sounds which get your tongue tied up.

New Learners

Spotting mistakes in the wild

Using real-life examples from social media, we'll identify some of the worst mistakes which seem to be proliferating and, unfortunately, "teaching" new learners incorrectly.

IntermediateNew Learners

Interactive role-playing: Homlupo

You'll playing a role in a village under siege from werewolves! Work out who among you is a creature of the night or, if that happens to be you, remain undetected from the villagers you'll be stalking!

IntermediateNew Learners


A card game for all comers of any age with any level of Esperanto ... including none at all!

AdvancedIntermediateNew Learners

Esperanto in 100 minutes

A whistlestop tour, in English, showing what's special about the language.

IntermediateNew Learners

Your lightning talks: Fulm-prelegetoj

Come prepared to make a short presentation of your own! An ideal starter for people with little experience of speaking Esperanto because you'll be able to prepare everything in advance on a topic you know well.


Your Duolingo questions answered

You can learn a lot of Esperanto by yourself on Duolingo (or on, or with Complete Esperanto) but there are probably aspects of it that aren't immediately clear to you. So come to this session with your list of questions, or just sit at the back working through Duolingo lessons until something comes up, then ask away!

New Learners

Demandoj pri Esperanto

You'll have access to a rare commodity: a person who earns his living through Esperanto, has written the essential text books of the modern day, and is a member of the Akademio de Esperanto. Use him to answer your Esperanto-related questions on all things historic and how the language works, general knowledge, and opinions about the past, present and future!

AdvancedIntermediateNew Learners

La erar-kliniko

With your help, we'll look at some of the trickier aspects of Esperanto, which can lead to people making common mistakes when writing and speaking.



We'll discuss translation and then work on translating an English text (distributed beforehand) into Esperanto, analysing your individual responses. Maybe we'll find the next person whose name will be on the title page of a book alongside a famous author's!


Literary analysis

Esperanto has a profoundly large amount of original literature. We'll read through and analyse an extract from a book originally written in Esperanto. Perhaps your gateway into discovering our literary pearls!


Discussion: Denaskuloj: ĉu utila por la movado?

A group discussion on an Esperanto-related subject. You'll have a chance to express your opinions on the topic, and revise them in the light of convincing argument from your fellow learners.


Discussion: La titolo «la Granda»

High-level discussion in Esperanto. Prepare to delve into history, and discuss: Kial certaj homoj ricevis la epiteton Granda? Ĉu la epiteto nun estas eksmoda? Ĉu eblas konsideri iun en la nuntempo Grandulo?



Further activities to be announced once the programme is confirmed, a chance to pick up some of our books, refreshments during the day, and opportunities to use Esperanto socially outside the classroom!