Interkulturo was an educational and research initiative that was managed by the International League of Esperanto-Speaking Teachers Network. The project has involved the creation of an international network of elementary school classrooms that use Esperanto as a bridge language through which teachers and students can exchange information, ideas, and instructional materials in a variety of subject areas (e.g., social studies, language arts, sciences). ESF's support of the Interkulturo project enabled the creation of a new interactive website (in effect, a "virtual school") that could better link all participants; in addition, ESF support provided a means for the addition of new classes, the continuing development of support materials and improved project administration.
Click here to go to the Esperanto pages of Interkulturo.
Lingva Prismo's aim is to show the colour and diversity of the world's languages. Through its website, it seeks to contribute to the preservation of this cultural richness and provide visitors with an engaging experience. It was created by the work group Esperanto@Interreto with strong support from the European Youth Foundation (for the European part), the Nordic Cultural Foundation (with special attention to the Nordic regions), the department for youth affairs of the
The Indigenous Dialogues Foundation (Indiĝenaj Dialogoj or ID) was an international project which sought to empower organisations of indigenous peoples worldwide to communicate directly, freely, and affordably, allowing them to more effectively work together for their common interests.
ID provided internet connectivity and taught courses in Esperanto as an international bridge language. Esperanto was chosen rather than a major national language such as English because it is nationally neutral and relatively easy to master, while still backed and proven by an existing infrastructure -- over a century of Esperanto culture -- and its surface similarities to major European languages facilitate the learning of regional and world languages such as English, Spanish, or Russian.
Bessie Schadee and Sylvain Lelarge of the Netherlands and José Carlos Morales of the Brunka (Boruca) people of Costa Rica started ID in 1998; two worldwide and five regional courses were held from 1999 to 2001, with representatives from over twenty peoples. ID was supported by a number of international organizations, banks, governments, and private individuals, including the Esperantic Studies Foundation.
CALICO, lernu!, and the Esperantic Studies Foundation present an annual award to a website offering exceptional language-learning resources. The winning website is recognized at CALICO's annual conference banquet, and its developers are presented with an Award Certificate and a prize. Noncommercial (cost-free) websites, created and/or maintained by CALICO members, are eligible for this award.
Macedonian Language E-Learning Center (visit the website)
Biljana Belamaric Wilsey
Acceso (visit the website)
Amy Rossomondo, the Staff of the Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center, and the KU Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Aymara on the Internet (visit the website)
Gillian Lord, M. J. Hardman, Justino Llanque-Chana, Howard Beck, & Marcela Pineros
EuroCatering Language Training (visit the website)
Jozef Colpaert, Frederik Cornillie, Margret Oberhofer
Français interactif (visit the website)
Karen Kelton, Carl Blyth, & Nancy Guilloteau
Arabic Without Walls (visit the website) (request password for educational purposes from firstname.lastname@example.org)
Robert Blake & Kirk Belnap (Project Co-Directors); & Sonia Shiri (Course Designer)
French Online (visit the website)
Christopher Jones (Project Director & Coauthor); Marc Siskin (Technical Lead); & Sophie Queuniet & Bonnie Youngs (coauthors)
Franel (visit the website)
Piet Desmet & the Lingu@tic team
Autonomous Technology-assisted Language Learning (The ATALL wikibook) (visit the website)
Bauhaus and Beyond: Influences on Chicago's Skyline (visit the website)
Franziska Lys, Denise Meuser, & Ingrid Zeller (Project Conception and Development); Denise Meuser & Ingrid Zeller (Video Production); Mark Schaefer (Camera and Editing); Franziska Lys, Daniel Escuatia, & Adam Bennett (Software Development)
German Resources on the Web (visit the website)
Jim Witte, Donna Van Handle, & Anne Green (American Association of Teachers of German).
Spanish Grammar Exercises (visit the website)
Barbara Kuczun Nelson
ESF agreed to provide limited funding to support a documentary film project on Esperanto produced by Sam Green, whose earlier documentary on the Weather Underground was nominated for an Academy Award. Mr. Green and his team visited the 2006 World Congress in