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April 04, 2011

Reading And Writing Is The Best Way To Learn

Reading all kinds of things, from all kinds of writers is a wonderful and always challenging way to learn a language. Thanks to...

...the internet, there are all kinds of opportunities both to publish and to read the work of students, teachers or people who like to write.

I have published poetry and articles on several sites and read regularly from several more. One of the first sites that I sent my writing to is Xomba. You can see it at http://www.xomba.com/.

On Xomba you can see (or submit) fiction, book and movie reviews, technology reviews, historical pieces, lifestyle articles, business or current events and just about anything else you - or any other writer could think of.

You can see the most recent popular contributions here - http://www.xomba.com/xombyte-reverse/popular/week. Or you could peruse the most discussed articles here - http://www.xomba.com/xombyte-reverse/discussed/week.

I like these sites for several reasons. It is always good to get news or inspiration directly from people with something to say. In other words, not just from the media. And sometimes people have experiences they want to share, and it is always good to receive comments from people who read your work.

You can see profiles of writers - called Xombies - here - http://www.xomba.com/member-dir, or you could get some background, register and submit your own writing by starting here on the FAQ page - http://www.xomba.com/faq.

Poke around on this website. It just might inspire you to tell your own story.

Send us any links or other resources that you think any teachers, students or even just regular people might find interesting or useful. Let us all know about words that make you crazy, aspects of language and expression you find challenging, and be sure to let us know what it is about English and language learning that you find confounding, infuriating or endlessly intriguing.

Listen, read and speak. Make your new language your own.

My best to you as you make your way through this intriguing , constantly shifting linguistic landscape.

Morf

About the author of this entry:

Morf has a B.A.from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, USA and an MAT (Master's in Teaching English) from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA, USA). And, as much as Morf loves writing this blog, he is always open to other opportunities either blogging or teaching. You can contact him at mmorf@mail.com.

Posted by mmorf at April 4, 2011 11:51 PM

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