In school students can expect to study French for about 5 years, 40 weeks in the year, 4 lessons a week at about (on the average) 30 minutes for each lesson. Or, roughly, about 400 hours. By the end of this time, only about 10% of the students would receive a passing grade on a decent exam, and not all of those would be understood in France.
Esperanto is about 5 to 10 times easier to learn than French, so you would expect to take about 40 to 80 hours of study to achieve a comparable language level in Esperanto, but in these ten network lessons you may spend a total of only 10 hours.
So you can easily see that this course will not have you speaking fluent Esperanto by Lesson Ten, but it will have introduced you to the basic principles of the language, which by now should not appear so 'foreign' to you if you were to pick up a textbook or elementary reader.
Rowing across the ocean would be more satisfying (and a little bit easier) if you could see the milestones going by. Otherwise, once out of sight of land, it is an act of faith whether you are making any progress at all. In the same way in learning a language, are you really learning more than you are forgetting?
In a 'correspondence' course such as this one, it is impossible to test your speaking and listening abilities. That will come at some later level in your quest for complete control over the International Language. Right now, we will have to be content with written tests and exercises.
Below, you will find a series of vocabulary and grammar ("fill-in-the-blank") exercises to be used as sort of a test. Try to complete and send in these exercises without referring back to previous lessons. If you do look back, then you never really will know how much you've learned so far. So, do the exercises and study the little bit of new material.
Vocabulary Test (Translate into English):
Grammar Test (Replace 'missing bits'):
Use the following 'missing bits': a, aj, aj, al, an, cxe, cxion, cxiuj, de, dum, e, e, en, estas, gxis, havas, ili, in, ist, iu, jun, kaj, kiel, kies, kio, kun, la, mal, ne, o, o, oj, ojn, on, on, por, sub, sur, tio, as, as, tiu, tiom.
Let's take a look now at some very important verbs...
voli (want), povi (can, be able), devi (must, have to)
|Mi volas veni||Mi volas kompreni|
|I want to come||I want to understand|
|Mi povas veni||Mi povas kompreni|
|I am able to come||I am able to understand|
|I can come||I can understand|
|Mi devas veni||Mi devas kompreni|
|I must come||I must understand|
|I have to come||I have to understand|
[Always use the infinitive verb after voli, povi, devi.]
placxi al, sxati, ami
koni vs. scii
Don't forget to mail these exercises to your tutor, with subject: 'FEC ekz 7'.