First meeting of the year
Societo por Esperanto has its first meeting of the year
on Tuesday, September 11!
We're meeting at 7PM in the former coffeehouse of the student center,
third floor. Note, for newbies out there, that the room says
"coffeehouse" above it but contains nothing
but tables, chairs, and a couple vending machines.
We're going to discuss plans for the year, elect a president and
treasurer, and generally socialize and meet new people.
See you there!
Please stay tuned for more exciting Esperanto activities this term!!!
Weekly Esperanto Study Break
Each Monday night at 7pm, we meet in the former
Coffehouse (3rd floor), for snacks, conversation,
and Esperanto practice. We bring the food and
study materials, you just have to show up! Come
learn and practice Esperanto with us in a fun and
stress-free environment. Total beginners are
On Monday, October 11th, we will meet at
the usual time for our weekly Esperanto study
break, but in a different location! We will be
watching some episodes of Pasporto al la tuta
mondo, an Esperanto video course. We will be
meeting in the lobby of
Sidney-Pacific graduate dormitory,
then when we have our group together,
we'll go up to a TV lounge, so try to be prompt.
We plan to be in the 5th floor TV lounge, so if you arrive late and don't
see us in the lobby, get someone to let you in and come on up. Or, call
Erin's cell at 617 372 0099, and she can come and get you.
Join us for Monthly Esperanto Conversation
Boston-area Esperanto-speakers meet for lunch and conversation
at 1pm on the second Saturday of every month at the Royal East Chinese
restaurant in Cambridge. Upcoming lunches are
November 13th, December 11th, and January 8th.
November social event
TBA! If you have any suggestions or want to host this month's social
event, let us know!
Our December social event will be a party and pot-luck dinner with
the Esperanto Society of New England. The party will start early
on Saturday, December 11th in a
Sidney-Pacific graduate dormitory
dining room. More details to come!
Fall 2004 Semester Kick-off
This semester, we're planning a unique social
event each month, and we kicked-off on September
5th with a party to celebrate the beginning of the
semester. We met in the Student Center
coffeehouse, where we ate snacks, listen to
Esperanto music, and socialized.
IAP 2004 Courses
Learn Esperanto, improve your Esperanto skills, or hear about other
constructed languages. See
our events in the online IAP guide.
UNESCO International Mother-Language Day, 21 February 2004
US Esperanto Convention at MIT in July 2003
The annual convention of
ELNA was be right here
at MIT from July 3rd to 6th, 2003. The convention was free for students
and with a free concert each night (see below)!
Information sessions were also open to the public on Saturday, July
5th, in room 2-249. At 2pm, visitors could learn about what Esperanto
is and how it is used. At 3pm, they could learn a little of the
language itself. More information is available on the
Free Multilingual Concerts!
As part of the ELNA convention, professional musicians
JoMo and Kim Henriksen were invited from Europe to perform.
They presented three concerts over three days at various venues.
On Thursday, July 3rd, from 9pm to 1am, the musicians took over
the student-run Thirsty Ear Pub in the basement of Ashdown House.
On Friday, July 4th, we enjoyed an outdoor concert on the student center
steps from 5pm to sundown (after which we headed out to the river to
see the fireworks). On Saturday, July 5th, there was an indoor concert
in the Lobdell dining room.
More information on the perfomers, including downloadable songs, is
available on the convention website.
Esperanto@Internet seminar at MIT, April 19-26, 2003
Open house presentation, Tuesday, April 22nd, 2-3:30pm, room 4-231
The international workgroup
E@I recognizes that both
Esperanto and the Internet are tools for facilitating communication and
works on projects to bring the two together. E@I will hold their
latest meeting at MIT, and will have an open house to present the group
its projects. E@I is currently developing projects such as
Interkulturo (a set of tools
for connecting classes of schoolchildren from around world),
Lernu! (a multilingual website for
learning Esperanto), and The Language
Prism (multilingual website about linguistic diversity around the
IAP 2003 Courses. View the Societo's
...and Monthly Esperanto Meetings
In the past we have followed the monthly lunch with a
more formal meeting at MIT from 3:30 - 5pm.
The programs included presentations by local and guest speakers in
Esperanto, translated into English. Anyone, regardless of their
ability to speak Esperanto, is welcome! We may revive this tradition
if there is interest.
IAP 2002 Courses. View the Societo's
Lecture, Tuesday, March 20th, 2001
16 Months of Cultural Immersion in 16 Countries
Hear Amanda Higley talk about her incredible journey through
Europe using Esperanto!
IAP 2001 Courses. View the Societo's
IAP 2000 Courses. View the Societo's
Incubus. This 1965 film starring William Shatner and
filmed entirely in Esperanto has been shown twice by the Societo por
Esperanto and the
MIT International Film Club
(despite the horrible pronunciation and grammar of the Esperanto in the
film). The first showing was Thursday, September 23rd, 1999. Here is
the Societo's announcement and
IFilm's announcement. The film was shown again, on November 8th
(appropriately just after Halloween), 2002, in cooperation with the
MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosphy which was hosting a
regional linguistics conference at that time. Here is