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It's time for another game of Wordle Reflection! I have just returned from a trip to New York City. It was my first time in The Big Apple, and it was very exciting to see this historic city. I've created a Word Cloud of memories (this time I tried a different word cloud tool).If you're interested in learning all about my trip, come and play along!…Continue
Today I am handing my blog over to a long-term member of MyEC. This guest post is for #ELTChat's May Blog Challenge. #ELTChat is a twitter group for English language teachers. Once in a while, we challenge each other to blog on a specific topic. This month, I presented the blog challenge: My Learning English Journey: Invite a Learner to your Blog. I was inspired by Beyza, a…Continue
Dear MyEC Members,
Today I have a special request! We need a few volunteers to help out in the MyEC Video Gallery. As I mentioned a few months ago, the video gallery needs to be cleaned up! I truly believe that this space…Continue
Here is a fun contest that all MyEC bloggers can enter! Review the "How to Learn English" Bloggers Competition here. Follow the rules and you could win an English course in San Francisco or an iPad 3. (Note: This contest is not associated with EnglishClub in any way.)…Continue
This weekend I am going to be talking to teachers about the "Learning English Video Project". This is a set of 7 short films about learning English. Each film takes place in a different country. I am going to show teachers an…Continue
I will be doing a presentation on The Learning English Video Project next week, and I need YOUR help. I need some feedback about the films and materials. My presentation will be in an online conference called The Virtual Round Table. If you teach English, or are interested in TLEVP, please come to the presentation! Check…Continue
The last time I went to a teaching conference I wrote a blog post called…Continue
Many groups on MyEC use Audioboo to embed sound files on MyEC. Audioboo recently made some changes. To embed on MyEC, you must do the following:
1. Record your audio. Click on Embed.
2. Choose "More Options". …Continue
As many of you know, we have a NEW Dictionary App on MyEC. We've experimented a bit over the past few weeks to find a good place for it. The best place seems to be where it is right now, on the bottom left.
When we first added this Dictionary it got in the way of the main chat room. Thank you for your feedback. When we removed the Dictionary, many of you were very unhappy! We're glad you liked it. We…Continue
We all have certain words that send us to the dictionary over and over. Sometimes it's a spelling problem. For example, I have trouble spelling the word "definitely". Other times it's an irregular verb that causes the problem. No matter how many times you read the rules, you still have trouble remembering. Are there certain words that you avoid because you don't want to use them wrong? For me, it's…Continue
If you're on twitter, give this fun tool a try. I was sad to see my interestingness so low! Fortunately, @EnglishClub gets an "interestingness" rating of 100%. In other words, you should follow @EnglishClub.
I recently came across a wonderful blog post by English language teacher Chiew Pang. Chiew is a famous blogger in the international English language teaching community. He interviews teachers and shares lots of great resources. His recent post "Know your photos; know your camera" on the ELTPics blog…Continue
Do you love music? Do you love discovering and sharing new music and bands with your friends? You could be our official MyEC DJ! March is Music in our Schools Month, and this reminded me how fun it is to learn English through music! We need one member of MyEC to…Continue
I love infographics. An infographic is a visual representation of information. It is a great way to summarize research or a survey. It's kind of like an online poster. Here is a great infographic about blogging.
I'm currently working on a NEW Writing Guide for EnglishClub.com. (You've seen the NEW Reading…Continue
Note: This summary was created as an example for those interested in moderating a chat in the MyEC Chat Room. Please refer to the "How to Write a Chat Summary" for more details. If you are interested in moderating topic based chats, please join the NEW chat group and review all…Continue
In English, punctuation is important. If you care about your readers, learn how to use punctuation properly. We all make mistakes…Continue
I've spent a bit of time in the chat room over the last few days. I know that MyEC is a great social network for English learners and teachers, but I also know that we can do a better job of keeping our chat room focused on English learning. Many chatters have requested moderated chats. A moderated chat works best when a specific topic is chosen. For example, every Wednesday English language teachers participate in a moderated chat on Twitter called #ELTchat. We have a…Continue
Do you all know about the NEW feature in the MyEC chat room? It's the "Ignore"button.Continue