Kurso de Esperanto

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Kurso de Esperanto
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Kurso de Esperanto's main menu.
Developer(s) Carlos Alberto Alves Pereira
Stable release 4.1.2 / February 2013; 1 year ago (2013-02)
Operating system GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
Type Computer-based training
License GPLv3
Website www.kurso.com.br

Kurso de Esperanto is a free and open source language course software with 12 units for the constructed language Esperanto.[citation needed] The course is especially dedicated to beginners who will know the basics of Esperanto within two weeks, due to optimized learning exercises.

The software uses listening tests of all used words to train pronunciation and listening comprehension. The user can record their attempts at speaking Esperanto with a microphone and compare them with the examples. Sound samples include songs available for singing along with, by the Brazilian pop music band Merlin among others.

At the end of each unit, and for certification of the whole Esperanto course the user can pass an examination and utilize a special feature of this course: the tests can be given to course leaders to be corrected free of charge. This correction service is provided by volunteers of the Esperanto movement including the German Esperanto youth organization.

Kurso de Esperanto is based on a 10 hour course developed by the Quebec Esperanto Society and some other courses.

The language course works with Mac OS X, Windows and the numerous GNU/Linux distributions. At the moment (February 2013) there is version 4.1.2.

Kurso de Esperanto is already in more than 23 languages. There are many volunteers working to increase this number. The translation process of the Esperanto course is simplified by a program called tradukilo that is also available for free download.

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