because people speak English
Hello! I'm Tara Benwell, the administrator of MyEC. I love working with English learners from all over the world in this club. I am also the awards editor for EnglishClub.com and Teflnet, and I contribute monthly materials, articles, and tips for learners and teachers at both sites. I also connect with learners and teachers via EnglishClub.com's Facebook, twitter, and Google Plus accounts. If you have any questions, let me know!
October 2013 Writing Challenge: Write2Connect
Record EnglishClub.com's weekly news report in the "Be a Newscaster" section of the Audio Speaking Group.
Subscribe to Englishclub.com's podcast for FREE listening materials.
Each month I post a NEW writing challenge on my MyEC blog (below). Learners (and teachers) can join the challenge by responding on their own blogs. Though a new challenge is added every week, all challenges remain open. You don't need to join anything to contribute. Have fun! Send me a message if you have any questions.
NEW - Fiction by Tara (for kids)
Happy Camper Books (for iPad)
A series of eco-conscious story books for children aged 3-10. This iPad app includes 6 stories, jigsaw puzzles, colouring pages, and a fun matching game. Read with or without audio. Available in the App Store.
Fiction by Tara (for advanced learners or teachers)
My debut novel "The Proper Order of Things" is now available on Amazon. Listen to the first 2 chapters on iTunes. Read the first two chapters here. You can also read my blog Beyond ELT (about writing, motherhood, and the creative life).
A root word is the basic form of a word without a prefix or suffix. Every word has or is a root word. Compound words have two roots. The root word provides the basic meaning of a word. In English, root words have origins from a variety of languages, such as Latin or French. Prefixes (parts of a word that come at the beginning) and suffixes (parts of the word that come at the end) are added to a root to change the meaning and word form. It useful to learn the meanings of…Continue
When is Halloween?
What is going to happen on Halloween night in my neighbourhood?
When it gets dark outside, kids will dress up in…
I would like to invite all MyEC bloggers to join this month's writing challenge. Let's show the world how we write to connect with other learners and teachers from around the world.
Hi everyone! This month I am going to ask a big favour of all of you! In a few weeks, I am going to be doing a presentation about EnglishClub's Listen To News resource. I am going to show teachers how their learners can use this resource to practise listening, reading, writing, and speaking. During my…Continue
MyEC is getting close to 100,000 members. How should we celebrate this milestone? How many of you were here when we celebrated our 20,000th member? Some of us waited up through the night to find out who it would be!
If you have any ideas for celebrating our 100,000th member, please leave a comment! We will…Continue
This week marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech. MLK delivered his speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC 50 years ago.
I visited the exact location where MLK delivered his famous speech just a few weeks ago with my family. Taking the kids to the site where MLK delivered his speech was a very memorable experience for me. I took short video clips of my children telling me their own dreams for the future. Thanks to people…Continue