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!
April 2014 Writing Challenge: Life Hacks
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.
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