There’s a blog for everything these days: cooking blogs, travel blogs, entertainment blogs. Blogs give people a chance to share their thoughts with an audience. There’s no better time than now to start a blog to share your adventures with loved ones back home.
Reasons to Start Blogging
Moving to America to learn English has been the start of an exciting new adventure. Why not share that with the world? While social media offers your friends a tiny glimpse into your new life, a blog allows you to share more in-depth details about life in New York. Instead of just collecting ‘likes’ on Facebook, you can share all the details about that fall festival you attended last weekend or what you’re learning in your courses.
Practice English Through Blogging
Blogging provides you with an opportunity to practice your English skills. If you’re up for a challenge, compose your entries in English. This will help you practice vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, composition, and word choice. Then you can translate it into your native language for friends and family back home. Post both versions, and years down the road, you can look back to see how well you’ve mastered the language. This gives you great practice for the written portion of your exams, too!
Easy Ways to Blog
It’s easier than ever to build a blog. Easy-to-use website builders like Weebly, Wix, and WordPress allow you to build free websites (with paid options available) in minutes. Think of a clever title for your blog that’s short and easy to remember. You can take that title and purchase a custom domain (for example, www.yourblogtitle.com), or use a free subdomain offered by many website builders (such as yourblogtitle.wordpress.com).
Website builders let you choose from a lot of different themes and customize your blog with the images, colors, and designs you like. You’ll have your website designed in no time, and you can post your written blogs with just a few clicks.
Get Started Today
Blogging provides you with an opportunity to create a written record of your own history that you can easily share with friends and family back home. It also gives you a practical way to practice the skills you’ve learned in your courses at ALCC American Language. Many of our students find blogging to be a useful tool, and we encourage you to give it a try! For more information about our courses, contact us today by calling (212) 736-2373 or filling out our online form!