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May 30, 2012

Hungry For English?

Learning a language might seem endlessly complicated. And it probably is. There are all kinds of cultural and historical references that have accumulated into the language we are attempting to learn, and...

...even the language we had the opportunity to be born into.

There are also seemingly endless ways of learning a language. We absorb words as babies, we take classes and now, thanks to the internet, we can learn - or teach - almost anything - including language.

Also thanks to the internet, anyone who has a great idea or has the inspiration and a little bit of technical expertise can post what I might call an online classroom, and yes that means I have run into yet another cool - and free - online resource.

It's called Hungry For English - and you can try it out here - http://hungryforenglish.com/.

It's only been active since February 2012, so it's not at its full potential yet - but that also means you can contribute and participate in its development.

I love these emerging, upstart, independent approaches to teaching and learning English. Language learning should never be boring or a burden. This site plays with language and learning and would make a great complement to any more established academic program.

The internet is great, you never know what little piece of information, story or insight you might stumble into. I incorporate my little discoveries in my classes all the time.

Let us know what links or other resources you find useful or encouraging. We are all learning and making new connections all the time. And sharing makes our journey much richer.

About the author of this entry:

Morf has a B.A.from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and an MAT (Master's in Teaching English) from the University of Washington (Seattle). Morf currently teaches English and writing for a local technical/vocational college with many international students. Morf prefers international and independent films, foods he can't pronounce, music no one else likes and unlikely and ridiculous situations. And if you want him to visit your school or program, you can contact him at mmorf@mail.com.

Posted by mmorf at May 30, 2012 10:24 PM

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