Esperanto Education

This page presents ongoing research on three aspects of Esperanto education in the UK.

1. Previous studies carried out in UK-based instructed contexts, including:

Girls’ County School, Bishop Auckland (1918–21).
Green Lane School, Eccles (1920).
County Grammar School, Sheffield (1947–51).
Egerton Park School, Manchester (1948–61).
Springboard to Languages (2006-2011).


2. A documentation and critique of publications for learning Esperanto written by UK-based Esperanto speakers and / or published in the UK.

Please see the right-hand menu for pages relating more specifically to each author. The work is ongoing, so please contact us if you have any additional information or notice omissions or errors. Publication dates are shown in brackets, but it has not always been possible to find copies of each (known) edition; if you can help, please let us know.

Jones, Margaret L. The Esperanto Manual (1908, 1911, 1913, 1916, 1920, 1921, 1927)


3. A history of Esperanto education in English schools, colleges, and universities.

"Esperanto has been recognised by the Board of Education since 1906 as a grant-earning subject, as many as thirty-three schools and classes having received grants under this head for the year 1908-09." Preface to the second edition of Jones, M. L. (1911) The Esperanto Manual, p.v, written by William W. Mann (editor British Esperantist)