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Welcome New Members!

Hello! I'm Tara Benwell, the administrator of MyEC. I love working with English learners and teachers from all over the world. I also love developing materials for learning and teaching English.

You can start by making a few friends with some of our most active members. Find these members in our Leaderboards and Star Members list. EC's Moderators are other good friends to have!  

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The best way to improve your English on MyEC is to get involved! Read and comment on blog posts, photos, videos or forums. Join a group that interests you! Visit the chat room and introduce yourself! When you feel comfortable, start adding your own content (blogs, photos, discussion questions). If you have any questions, let me know! You can also check out our MyEC FAQ.

Tara's Monthly Writing Challenges

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.

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Writing Challenge: Dinner Guest

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 16:00 16 Comments

This month, I'd like to challenge you to plan a dinner party with a special guest of your choice! 

Your Task

1. Decide who you would invite for dinner. This can be anyone. Your guest can be dead, alive, famous, or even fictional (i.e. a character from a book or…

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Father's Day Writing Collection

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 16:00 10 Comments

This month I challenged our bloggers to write about their fathers in honour of Father's Day (June 15, 2014). I was pleasantly surprised that so many members decided to participate. Our members have…

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Writing Challenge: Fathers

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 19:30 37 Comments

Father's Day is coming up in a few weeks (Sunday, June 15), and I thought some of you might want to do some writing about fathers, father figures, or fatherhood in general.

Here are some possible writing topics to explore in June. This month I'm not going to assign a special format or assignment. You can choose any of the following topics and write a blog in any way you please. Let's make a Father's Day collection of writing! 

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1. Choose a topic from the list…

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Writing Challenge: A Six Word Story

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 20:28 36 Comments

I recently came across an interesting storytelling website called Six Word Stories. Do you think you could write a story in six words? This may sound like the easiest challenge I've given you, but, in truth, it may be the most difficult! 

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1. Review some examples of Six Word Stories for inspiration.

2. Add a new blog post.…

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Writing Challenge: Life Hacks

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 14:30 20 Comments

"The most powerful way to win an argument is by asking questions. You'd be surprised at how it can make people see the flaws in their logic." via @LifeHacks

Have you heard the expression "life hack"? This is a trendy…

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Photo Challenge: ThingLink

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 16:00 4 Comments

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…

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Writing Challenge: Catchy Blog Titles

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 15:30 12 Comments

The MyEC blog feed is full of interesting blog posts! You will find:

What you won't find, unfortunately, is a bunch of well-written blog titles. In a recent comment on my…

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No Blog Left Behind - Let's Recommit

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 19:30 30 Comments

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: 

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At 11:25 on July 10, 2014, dara gino said…

Hi tara, by the way, your name is just similar to mine. At least they have the same syllables. It is about the subject, Ramadan during world cup in Brazil. Although I am still under the impact of that semi final match between Germany and Brazil, I guess it is a pure personal religious matter. Of course, I cannot talk about the medical point of view, but you can endure and continue the game for at least ninety minutes. During dawn meal (sahoor), the player can have a particular kind of healthy hydrated food. People will make a fuss about anything. You have seen the performance of the Algerian team against Germany. We have a licence, either during travelling or when we are sick, we can be break the fast. There are other circumstances but the time is not enough for them now.

At 19:37 on July 9, 2014, Syed Faisal Ali said…

We're waiting for a next writing challenge from you :)

At 21:58 on July 4, 2014, Charan Jit said…
Hi Tara,
Thanks for replying, I see a message after years...
I use google chrome from ,my laptop
I can't even click on most of the buttons
At 1:52 on July 1, 2014, Anah Siddiqui! said…

Hello Tara :)

I hope you are doing great :)

here is my new blog and i wish to see your comments on it :) 

thank you 

http://my.englishclub.com/profiles/blogs/my-creativity?xg_source=activity

At 2:57 on June 24, 2014, mitran said…

My beautiful Teacher,

so this time, I'm scare of you..hahaha...so I decided ..run away..lol..

Many thanks for your correction. I will write some sentences as your advice, but not now dear. I'm busy some days, I will be back as soon as possible.

Have a nice day!

P/s: I love your smile on your photo (with Mr. Josef). very beautiful.

At 21:56 on June 21, 2014, Anah Siddiqui! said…

thank you Tara :) for your welcome :)

I have written a blog 

here is the link :)

http://my.englishclub.com/profiles/blogs/welcome-me

it would be nice to see you on my blog :) and yea please do correct my mistakes 

thanks :)

At 11:21 on June 6, 2014, mitran said…

My beautiful Teacher,

Please take a look at my new blog. Many thanks...

Have a good time.

your student

http://my.englishclub.com/profiles/blogs/home-work-scare-and-scared..

P/s : hahaha...please don't make me ..run away, huh..

At 3:44 on May 18, 2014, Lynne said…

Thanks Tara for stopping by on my page.
I am good, I know there is always danger wherever we go. Thanks for the concern.

Tara please share with me some new interesting topics here in MyEC. I know I've been away for quite a while... :)

Have a nice day!

At 22:28 on May 10, 2014, Eide said…
Hi i want you to teach me english
 
 
 

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