Please be patient while the program prepares the lesson ... ... ... ...

If it fails, press CTRL-R to R load the page

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### Increase the size of the text in the window to read easyly.
Under Firefox, use CTRL+ several times. CTRL- will decrease the size. You could also use F11 to activate fullscreen mode. Other browsers don't use these shortcuts but have the same functions somewhere. ###Make sure that the language on the first button is English ###Description of the page The first line shows a set of buttons:
Show 1, Show, Wrong, etc...

I explain their use in the help but don't bother with that right now as you can use the program without those buttons. You will understand their utility later, after this test-lesson.
###However on a cell-phone with a small screen, you can now press the No button button, to, dispose of more space for the questions. ### Under the window, you see the keyboard. This keyboard is used on tablets, which do not have a physical keyboard. If you have a physical keyboard, it is more comfortable to use it than the on-screen keyboard. ### Example of use of the program
You have to complete the following sentence. The word to find is under the blinking black rectangle.
Type LZ or press the buttons L and Z if you do not have a physical keyboard.

The First Book was written by [Ludwig ][Zamenhof] on July 26, 1887 in Russian, and then in French, English, German and Polish. ###As soon as you realize that you can't answer, press any key, for instance "q". The correct answer will be given, and you'll have to hit the right key.
An example of that follows. ### 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 known".
The program will reshow the same question a little while later.

Reply C to [continue].

###It doesn't pay to sit in front of the screen for minutes, trying to guess an answer. This is a waste of time.
The purpose of the program is just aimed at that: to help you reminding things without too much of a headache.

In the real lessons, repeat the text aloud, without looking at the screen, and continue. ###The questions that you missed, will be reshown later, even sooner if you answered wrongly several times, untill you remember ### Many computers do not have a keyboard to enter special letters, such as ĉ ĝ ĥ ĵ ŝ ŭ
You can use the on-screen keyboard, or if you have a physical keyboard, type an "x" in front of the letter c, g, h, j, s

For example: Enter now xc to enter [ĉ] or press the button Ĉ, if you do not have a physical keyboard.

###The program will work even if you do not have a keyboard tailored to the taught language, what is the most common situation. ### 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 fo[]rty sheep[].

### You can very easily create your own lessons.
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 ][2][6, ][1][8][8][7] 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 still don't find an explanation by yourself, send a note to me by pressing the button with an envelope. ###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 repeat it until you feel you have memorized everything. ###If you are a little knowlegable of computers, you can easily take a lesson as a model and modify it to suit your needs. ###
If you want to write your own lessons, contact:


Later I'll write a bit more about the operation of the program. ###Go now to the table of contents, choose "English" and read the introduction and the exercises.