L. L. Zamenhof

What is Esperanto?

Esperanto is an international language published by Dr. Ludovic Zamenhof in 1887 to foster harmony between people from different cultures. It’s a living language, used as a common second language for communicating with others from different countries. Speakers of Esperanto (called Esperantists) can be found in over 135 countries.

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Why Esperanto?

Esperanto has a regular and simple grammar, making it easier to learn than other languages. You can learn it four to ten times faster than an ethnic language. As a neutral second language, it belongs to everyone, regardless of nationality or background, allowing for cultural exchange without losing your identity.

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Join Us!

Are you interested in studying, speaking, and promoting the use of Esperanto? Join the Syracuse Esperanto Society, a group for individuals in Syracuse and Central New York. We hold regular monthly meetings, and we welcome newcomers and anyone interested in learning more about the language.

Our next meeting is January 5, 2024 at 6:00 pm

Recent News

online meetup sessions
online meetup sessions

New Online Meetup Sessions
March 28, 2022

We're excited to announce that the Syracuse Esperanto Society will be adding monthly online meetups in addition to our in-person sessions. The online sessions will take place on the first Friday of the month, while the in-person meetings will continue to be held on the third Friday of the month. This is a great opportunity for beginners to "test the waters" before coming to an in-person meetup, as well as for our existing members to increase their practice opportunities. All upcoming meetups are announced in advance on our page at Meetup.com.

in-person meetup
in-person meetup

Resuming In-Person Meetups
February 18, 2022

We're thrilled to have resumed our in-person meetups again starting with our February gathering. While we've enjoyed our online meetings, we know that some members miss the social and conversational aspects of meeting in person. We'll continue to hold both online and in-person sessions going forward to accommodate all members. We're also looking to grow our membership in 2022, so please spread the word about our club to anyone you think might be interested!

Universala Kongreso 2020 Delayed
April 4, 2020

The World Health Organization declared the growing coronavirus epidemic a pandemic on March 11. This has resulted in numerous flight and entry restrictions which impacts international meetings in the near future. In light of these restrictions and safety concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, the UEA Board has postponed the 2020 Universala Kongreso which was to take place in Montreal.