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!
March 2014 Writing Challenge: Catchy Blog Titles
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).
I tried a new photo site today called "ThingLink". It's really fun! I used this image to create my first ThingLink. When you touch it on the site, the photo becomes interactive. Touch this photo. Then try making your own: www.thinglink.com
Unfortunately, the embedded photo option doesn't allow the links to show up on MyEC. To Touch (interact…
A few years ago, I traveled to England from Canada to do a special presentation about MyEC. I talked to hundreds of teachers about how I blog with English learners on EnglishClub. It was a fantastic experience, and many teachers vowed to get their students blogging when they returned to their own countries.
One thing that teachers were really excited about was a concept that we introduced long ago on MyEC:
My ten-year-old daughter was excited to take this month's writing challenge, too! She wrote this story tonight. She surprised me when she said: "It's a love story."
A Love Story by JP
a length of rope
a strange light shining in the dark
a full restaurant
a divorced couple
About a week ago, a young man…Continue
EnglishClub's Facebook page received its 100,000th like yesterday! This is a huge milestone. EnglishClub has been on Facebook since 8 July 2009. You can look through our Timeline to see some other fun Milestones, such as the date EC was born.
Some of EC's members love Facebook. Others hate it. Others liked it in the past, but now…Continue