Today: Gerda & More Plotting

March 11, 2009 at 6:18 pm 6 comments

Saluton! Today’s meeting was waaay enjoyable, with frandaĵoj (frandi – to relish, -aĵo – stuff, frandaĵo = delicacy): Zingibraj briletaĵoj (Ginger sparkles) (thanks, Philip), chocolate fondue with bananas and little bread things (dankon Meryl), and my meager contribution of a bag of Twizzlers. Hehe.

Today we discussed briefly the St. Louis trip coming up Memorial Day weekend. We’re going to see if we can get the school to help fund our trip (especially the pricey lodging). I think our presence will be well-received, as the theme is somewhat involving how to activate the youth more. Also, I contacted a few of the other college Esperanto clubs to see if they’ll be coming as well. I’ll keep you updated!

As soon as the school lets us know if we can get refunded a bit for the “Teach Yourself Esperanto” books we’re going to have printed up, we’ll do it. It’ll be about $7.50 a copy (not bad!).

For the week-long Esperanto course, we’re going to have it at 5:00 Monday-Friday during the week after Spring Break, with hour sessions probably in some classroom in the FLB. Woo! Get pumped.

Today, we read all of Ch. 7 of Gerda and the first page or so of Ch. 8 (up to the beginning of 8.2 in the version). It’s getting much more complex, and exciting. 🙂

I may add more to this post later. I’m sleepy and have much studying to do. Good luck to everyone on exams and the like!



Entry filed under: Club Activity.

News in Esperantujo Esperanto Week

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Philip Brewer  |  March 11, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Zingibraj briletaĵoj, eble? “Ginger Sparkles” in English.

  • 2. Asija  |  March 12, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Cool. Looks like things are coming along nicely for your group.

    I’m really interested to see what sort of curriculum you come up with for the week. Would you mind sharing the layout and or materials that you’ll be using.

    Thats one of my biggest problems right now, I think. My studying is all over the place and so it is barely getting done. I decided to try out using a combo of Kurso de Esperanto, Richardsons reader and flash cards to help me really launch myself into Esperanto compentency.

    I need all the help I can get on forming a good curriculum though. So if theres anyway you could host the files or post your lesson plan, I’d appreciate it.

    • 3. dirawz  |  March 12, 2009 at 10:37 pm

      Sure thing! As soon as we come up with it we will. May I suggest to you to for your flash card needs? If you don’t mind them being online, that is. There are a ton of sets of flash cards made by other users in the Esperanto group here:

      Or you can easily make your own, and get quizzed on them in several different formats. It’s sweet. Also, we’ve been using the Mazi videos, which can be found here:

      What’s nice about that particular site is that it actually was a course, so there are worksheets to go along with it.

      Once we actually plan out a curriculum, I’d be more than happy to post it here! Thanks for the interest.

      • 4. jaffamcneill  |  May 27, 2009 at 10:31 am

        I’ve just completed the flashcard sets for “Teach Yourself Esperanto” (1987 ed) up on, also did the word lists for “Gerda Malaperis”. Best to visit the esperanto group and scroll down:


  • 5. RaiulBaztepo  |  March 30, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

    • 6. dirawz  |  April 4, 2009 at 12:41 pm

      Don’t worry–your english is quite good! What is your native language?


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