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Once you have learned some of the basics you can improve your fluency.  Here are a few suggested resources to help you.

Listening

Pasporto al la Tuta Mondo is an entertaining drama entirely in Esperanto that starts out with more simple Esperanto and progresses over the 15 lessons. Each lesson has an introduction explaining some of the grammatical points and there are written exercises to accompany the course.

A number of Esperanto radio stations and podcasts are available online.

Radio ZZZ puts out a weekly Esperanto audio programme with short items of interest.  You can listen online or download as a podcast.

You can find a list of other Esperanto Podcasts here.

Dictionaries

The most useful dictionaries for intermediate learners are:

The Esperanto version of Wikipedia (Vikipedo) has the 32nd highest count of articles (as of January 2016).

A good Esperanto grammar reference is Plena Manlibro de Esperanta Gramatiko  (PMEG).

Music

There is a variety of Esperanto music including pop, rock, alternative, hip hop, techno, choral and traditional folk music that you can buy from Vinilkosmo online.  They also have some free music downloads.

Reading

Books
Once you’re ready there are plenty of Esperanto books on a wide variety of topics. Why not read a translation of a good book you already know or try an original Esperanto work?

You can browse and buy books at these Esperanto online stores:

Esperanto-USA Retbutiko – in English

FEL Retbutiko – in English, Esperanto and other languages

Universala Esperanto Asocio catalogue  – in Esperanto

Some of the big online retailers also stock Esperanto books.

There are a few Esperanto books at the Book Depository (based in the UK).

You can search for Esperanto books on Amazon.

Games

Crosswords – With PuzzleFoundry you can create, publish, and share your word puzzles (eg poligrams or crosswords). PuzzleFoundry supports five languages, including Esperanto. It is supported by dictionaries, through which you can perform word searches to find possible matches for your puzzles.

Software

Some software is available in an Esperanto version. Here are a couple of popular ones:
You can use Google in Esperanto.

Firefox browser is available in an Esperanto version

TRY IT OUT

Speak it

It used to be hard to speak Esperanto with others if there was no one else in your area who spoke Esperanto.  Now Esperanto speakers are only a few clicks away online and you can be making friends all over the world with people you would never have been able to chat to before.

Skype and Google Hangouts are two ways to talk to others who speak Esperanto.

If you live in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Masterton, or Rotorua/Tauranga there are local Esperanto groups that meet regularly.

Come to our annual congress and try out your Esperanto with others from New Zealand and overseas.

Read it

Websites
Lernu.net has a number of reading-based courses.  Gerda Malaperis is a good place to start after doing the beginner courses.
It can be quite a leap going from the beginner courses to reading full websites in Esperanto.  A good place to start is Facila Vento.  This is an Esperanto website set up especially for learners and uses only the most common 700 root words in Esperanto. There are plenty of easy-to-read short stories and news articles.

Write it

Find yourself an online pen-friend and start really using Esperanto across borders. It’s great to be able to communicate with someone with whom you have no other language in common.   You can find other learners on lernu.net or at koresponda-servo.

Or why not start your own Esperanto blog?