​​​​​​​One Language To Change The World​​​​​​​

      Website created by Nicolas Marlow

Thesis Statement

The language of Esperanto was created in 1887 by L.L Zamenhof.  Esperanto was created to result in world peace. You may have never heard of Esperanto but it is spoken around the world.  Esperanto is not exactly easy to learn but you could use various internet websites such as, Duolingo, Busuu, and Memrise to help you learn Esperanto.  

​​​​​​​Esperanto was intended to be a second language which everyone would learn.  The language of Esperanto relates to the theme of communication because a universal language could be an ingredient to world peace.  Esperanto was created from the roots of European countries including, German, French, Italian, Russian, Polish, and many more.  Zamenhof saw many conflicts in European countries as the result of a level of miscommunication so he created a universal language for everyone to learn.   

In Communist Russia and Nazi Germany, Esperanto was considered a language of spies.  Speaking Esperanto was banned and speakers were killed.  Today, there are around 2 million people worldwide that speak Esperanto and about 1,000 native speakers.  It is a good language because if you learn Esperanto you are practically learning various other languages with it and a large community of people speaking the same language which is one step forward toward world peace as L.L. Zamenhof intended.