Penpals – via YouTube

Rachel Wil Sha Singh

Are you looking for a way to practice your spoken Esperanto?

The Praktiku Esperanton group might be a good place to check out, if you can make it to one of the G+ Hangouts. But, if you don’t have the time, or courage, for a group video-and-voice chat, perhaps video penpals is a better solution for you!

Video Pen Pals

I’ve begun a project where some friends and I send each other brief video messages via YouTube – similar to how you would send a small postcard. After someone receives a video message, then they can record their own in response, and the cycle continues!

The nice thing about video pen pal projects it that you can work at your own pace – you can script your response, or try to ad lib, and you can edit your video down before uploading.

For an example of how it works, you can check out my YouTube playlist, where I’m keeping track of my correspondence!

  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS2Wd7eRaiVIXwZje2LvmdYPZMAB2P893

Feel free to send me a video message (make sure to leave me a comment somewhere, so I will know!), and I will try to get back to you when I can! Otherwise, try it out with a friend!

People currently doing video postcards:

November is “NaNoWriMo”!

Rachel Wil Sha Singh

NaNoWriMo is short for “National Novel Writing Month”. Basically, you accept a challenge: to write 50,000 words for your novel, during November.

I suggest that you take part, and write a story in Esperanto! It’s not important whether you’re good or mediocre – it’s for fun and practice!

Afterwards, we can share our stories! :)

Check out the thread on Reddit for discussion!