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Fluency in Esperanto in 6 weeks?

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EnglishEagle
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29 July 2012 at 12:00am | IP Logged 
Is it possible to become fluent in Esperanto in 6 weeks, with a couple of hour studying each day, in your spare
time? I was planning on visiting some family for a couple of weeks, but thats rescheduled for a later date. So I now
have a lot of free time on my hands. What is achievable in 3-4 weeks of learning for an hour a day? How far can I
progress? I was starting to learn it a few months ago, but some things come up such as some mock GCSE exams
and it was put too the side for a while.

Thankyou :-)

Edited by Fasulye on 28 September 2012 at 10:38pm

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29 July 2012 at 1:13am | IP Logged 
Do a 6 week challenge! Esperanto is a popular choice and it's entirely possible to reach a very high level in it.
For true fluency you'd need more hours of input (listening, reading) than it's possible to have in 6 weeks.
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14 August 2012 at 1:59am | IP Logged 
It depends on your definition of fluency. With a few hours a day and good materials you
should be able to grasp all the grammar and pronunciation rules within a week. However,
some things we are not used to in English, like the -n object ending, are solidified only
through practice.

But if you think about fluency in terms of how much vocabulary you know, then the answer
is "No way." Even though you can get by without a lot of words if you master the use of
prefixes and suffixes, you still need a lot of vocabulary to read, listen, speak and
write without the use of a dictionary. That's too many words to learn in 6 weeks, I
think.
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06 January 2014 at 4:34pm | IP Logged 
I started a course in November, two hours a week only, plus studying approx an hour a day at home. Contrary to
most, I don't find Esperanto that easy, with its accusative, correlatives, suffixes etc - so I would say it would take six
months and not 6 weeks. Maybe I am the only one on this site to find this language tougher than 'declared' but my
teacher in Rome also admitted that he had students who left when it came to the famous table of ,kiu,kial,kiom, etc
and the use of the accusative.
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06 January 2014 at 7:18pm | IP Logged 
Most learners don't have photographic memory;thus they will have to be exposed to enough examples of the various endings, and then practice for a while. This isn't unique to Esperanto, but some might assume that an easy language should pose no problems at all, require no memorization etc.
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06 January 2014 at 7:34pm | IP Logged 
As we are talking about Esperanto is anyone organising a 2014 TAC for this language?




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