###Example of use of the program
The First Book was written by [Ludwig ][Zamenhof] on July 26, 1887 in Russian, and then in French, English, German and Polish.
###Description of the page The first line shows a set of buttons:
Under the set of buttons, you see the keyboard. This
keyboard is used on tablets, which do not have a physical
keyboard. If you have the physical keyboard,
it is more comfortable to use it than the on-screen
I advise you to press on the spacebar as soon as you realize that you can't answer.
Normally, at the third or fourth time, you will remember better.
### If you make a mistake, take a look at
what you typed and what you had to type in the [red window].
### Now wait some time (more than ten
seconds) before you answer ...
... and listen.
Did you hear the beep beep ?
This happens when the time limit for responding is
exhausted. The question is handled as "not
The program will reshow the same question a little while later.
Reply C to [continue.
In the real lessons, only repeat once in aloud, without looking at the screen, and continue.]
### Many computers do not have a keyboard to
enter accented letters, such as ĉ ĝ ĥ
ĵ ŝ ŭ
You can use the on-screen keyboard, or if you have a physical keyboard, type a x in front of the letter c, g, h, j, s.
Enter now xc
to enter [ĉ] or press the button Ĉ,
if you do not have a physical keyboard.
So the program will work even if you do not have a
keyboard tailored to the taught language, what is the most
### In some cases, I had to deal
with a null response.
If no character is present, press the ENTER key or the button ∅
My father had forty sheep.
### You can very easily create your own
I use this for my grandchildren.
The first version of this program was written in 1982.
Now some more examples of use:
The First Book (which contains the Foundation) is the [first] document written by Zamenhof. It describes the language "Esperanto".
### The First Book was published on [July ][6, ] in Russian, and then in French, English, German and Polish.
Even if Esperanto considerably evolved since 1887, this document is considered the only [obligatory ][authority] over Esperanto and is thus [un][changeable].
### You should be able to find out what are
the [grammar ][rules]. This is the most
natural way to learn a language, or did you learn English
with a grammar book?
### If you can not figure out a rule, just write a note to yourself and come back to the lesson in a few days later.
If you do not find a satisfactory explanation by
yourself, send a message to the newsgroup soc.culture.Esperanto
###You should have somebody check your pronunciation, but [not] by a native English speaker.
Be careful not to take bad habits. Use your ears
more than you eyes.
### At the end of the lesson, [mix] the
sentences, and redo the the lesson.
I recommend to do this as soon as possible, and once a week for 4 weeks.
If you want to write your own lessons, contact:
Then I'll write a bit more about the operation of the program.