Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF)

ESF Academic is the branch of ESF which deals specifically with the co-ordination of university-related work. ESF has three priority areas: ‘Research’, ‘Conservation’, and ‘Education’. ESF Academic sits within the third area, overlapping with the other areas in certain aspects.

About ESF

Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF) was established in 1968 as a vehicle for promoting scholarly research and dialogue on issues concerned with world language problems, language policy and planning, linguistic justice, interlinguistics, Esperanto, linguistic technologies and global education, among others.

ESF is led by an all-volunteer Board of Directors guided by an Advisory Board. Organisational Advisors give financial, technical, and administrative help and advice.

ESF offers financial support for worthwhile projects that fall within its priority areas of Research, Conservation, and Education. It works with UNESCO and the UN, the World Esperanto Association (UEA) and the Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems (CED); It also works closely with several University libraries, and amongst other things, sponsors the Tivadar Soros Lecture Series, and the annual NASK course.

Grant Goodall, vice-president of ESF, gives a short update (2020) on ESF, its priorities, aims and work – in Esperanto.

Please explore our umbrella site to find out more, including ways in which you can help support our valuable work

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