Australian Esperanto Association

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The Australian Esperanto Association (AEA) is a national body promoting the international auxiliary language Esperanto in Australia.

Summer school[edit]

The AEA hosts a summer school of Esperanto for one or two weeks each year. Classes are arranged for beginners, intermediate, and fluent speakers of the language. The summer school usually occurs in January and everybody is cordially invited to participate.

Correspondence courses[edit]

The AEA also runs its own correspondence courses in Esperanto. Courses are available in several levels, ranging from total beginners, through to experts who wish to polish their Esperanto grammar. Courses are relatively inexpensive, and include textbooks, dictionaries and CDs to help you learn and practise the language, as well as private tutors.

Official exams[edit]

The AEA continuously develops and administers an official Esperanto examination system, intended to officially test and certify linguistic proficiency in Esperanto. The system is composed of 3 separate tests: Elementa (basic), Supera (intermediate) and Klereca (advanced). Successful completion of one of these tests is sometimes a pre-requisite to receiving scholarships, or entering specific courses.

The official examinations of the AEA are made available to all during the Australian Esperanto Summer School, as well as throughout the year through specially appointed representatives in various local Esperanto organisations throughout the country. The entire examination system is overseen by the AEA Chief Examiner - currently Trevor Steele, a renowned Esperanto author, and member of the Academy of Esperanto.


The official journal of the Australian Esperanto Association is 'Esperanto Sub La Suda Kruco' (ESK). ESK is available both in printed as well as electronic (pdf) format, and is sent out bi-monthly to every member of the Association.

Radio and podcast[edit]

Esperanto is broadcast for one hour every Monday at 1 p.m. by the Melbourne ethnic community radio 3ZZZ. Programs are available as podcasts on the Melbourne Esperanto Association website.


The Australian Esperanto Association publishes in its website a list of local Esperanto clubs and organisations in Australia.

Statewide organisations exist in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, and in Tasmania.

Local Esperanto groups,clubs and societies exist in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Warwick, Manly, Newcastle, Oakey and Central Coast.

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