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World Languages Day at University of Washington (Seattle)

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SES has been a presenter at this event for more than a decade. The 50-minute presentation this year was done by Arlyn Kerr and myself, with Les Kerr doing the head-count and handing out a packet of materials ranging from "Esperanto - it's in your pocket" to a NASK flyer to "How to order beer" [is it even legal to give that one to high-schoolers?] to each attender. (Those identified as teachers were also given a CD such as Esperanto Elektronike.)

World Languages Day involves presentations by almost a hundred language- and culture-related groups. See the "Session Overview PDF" to get an idea of what we were up against. Our turnout was quite respectable (46 registered, 31 actually showed up; we had guessed there would be 20), and the level of interest, seriousness, and "class participation" was much higher than in some years.

For the last two or three years, WLD has also featured a "Culture Fair" - a room in the Husky Union Building filled with tables offering information, email-list signups, and in a few cases free snacks, from a variety outfits ranging from the Spanish Embassy to a Basque Community group to FIUTS to a dance troupe from Guinea to the UW's Near Eastern Languages department - to the Seattle Esperanto Society. Jody Hurd and Frances and Alazel Acheson staffed the table with occasional assistance from me, the Kerrs, and Mel Hurd, handing out pamphlets and answering questions from visitors to the "Fair", not all of whom were WLD participants...

by Haruo Ros

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Ellen Eddy diris al Arlyn Kerr, ke unu el la ĉeestintoj jam plenigis du lecionojn de la senpaga poŝta kurso.

March 23, 2010 by Haruo Ros, 4 years 38 weeks ago

Kuraĝiga kvanto da partoprenintoj

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Gratulon, seatlanoj!

March 9, 2010 by hoss, 4 years 40 weeks ago

NASK * 2014 jun 29 - jul 8 * Summer Courses

EO Esperanto: La bonega kursaro NASK - Nord-Amerika Somera Kursaro okazos de la 29-a de Junio ĝis la 8-a de Julio ĉe Viktorio, BC, Kanado, ĉe la Universitato de Viktorio.

EN English: The excellent North American Esperanto Summer Courses (NASK), will be happening from June 29 to July 8, at The University of Victoria, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

UEA Seminario Por Aktivula Maturigo * 2014 jul 9 - 10 * Strategy

EO Esperanto: Ĉu plaĉas al vi varbi? La UEA-seminario pri Aktivula Maturigo (AMO) – N-ro 2, okazos je 2014 julio 9-10 ĉe Sidneo, Brita Kolumbio, Kanado.

EN English: Want to get the word out? The Seminar about Strategy and Practice for Informing North America Aktivula Maturigo (AMO) - number 2, will be happening 2014 July 9-10 en Sidney, British Columbia, Canada.

Komuna Kongreso * 2014 Jul 11 - 14 * Communal Congress

EO Esperanto: La Landa Kongreso okazos ĉe Sidneo, BC, Kanado, 2014 julio 11-14, kune kun la Tut-Kanada konferenco de la Kanada Esperanto-Asocio (KEA).

EN English: The Annual US Esperanto Congress will be in Sidney, British Columbia, Canada, 11 - 14 July, 2014, along with the Canadian Annual Congress of the Canadian Esperanto Association (KEA).

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