Welcome on the website of the Esperantista Brusela Grupo, the Brussels Esperanto Association. This website is still under construction. The old version is temporarely still available.
Would you like to learn Esperanto ?
Good idea ! The Brussels Esperanto Association proposes you a course open to everyone. Using the direct method and thus entirely in Esperanto, it suits to persons of all linguistic origins and of all ages. Discoveries, games and even songs are on the menu, so, be ready to have much fun !
The first level suits to beginners and allows them to discover the international language. Here you'll learn the pronunciation (fully regular), the grammar (with 16 rules and no exception) and a basic vocabulary which will allow you to take part in discussions and to read Esperanto magazines.
The second level suits to persons who already has followed the first level as well as any person wanting to increase his knowledge of the language. This level being focused on discussion allow the participants to actively progress, by training their understanding and expression.
In the Cultural Center De Pianofabriek, Rue du Fort 35 Fortstraat in 1060 Saint-Gilles/Sint-Gillis. The courses normally will take place in the rooms Casablanca I & II and will follow the belgian school calendar.
Each Wednesday night from 6.30 PM to 8.00 PM.
The start of the new school year 2015 will take place on Wednesday, September the 16th, nevertheless you may join us at any time. So, don't hesitate !
To announce your arrival at the venue or to get further information, please contact Françoise Pellegrin :
Apart from a club yearly fee of 12 € (18€ with printed magazine) to join the association, the course is nearly free. For such little contribution you'll also receive our bimonthly magazine "Aktuala" all in Esperanto.
Esperanto is a constructed language, conceived to be easy to learn and to understand, and intended to be used as the international exchange language between persons of different native languages.
Rather than trying to learn the other national languages, which would require a considerable effort for not always a quite encourraging result, the idea is to learn a common language and thus making one step towards the other for being at equal level in communication.
Obviously, the aim is not to replace the national languages, but to be a second language common to everyone.
Esperanto : the fair language
For further information : article from Wikipedia about Esperanto
Communication is a fondamental need for humanity, now the linguistic differences are major hindrances to communication. Just a loook over the situation in our little country (Belgium) to become conscious of the difficulties that can arise because of language differences.
Learning Esperanto, is electing a different way to communicate, beyond the differences. It is having fun, playing with the words. It is opening ourselves up to the world, to other culture which allows us to participate to international meetings in Esperanto. It is discovering the Esperanto culture, with loads of valuable works and musics. It is also taking a fresh look at own language and its grammar. Furthermore, due to its structure, Esperanto will be helpful for the learning of other languages. Learning Esperanto : useful while having fun !
For further information, go and watch the very instructive video serie of Claude Piron « The Language Challenge » , it will make you understand the problematics and the stakes of languages, and how useful is Esperanto.
Maybe you don't need any more courses and you would prefer to take part to our weekly meetings during which happens regularly lectures and talks over various themes.