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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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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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Tara Benwell's Blog

MyEC Bloggers United

Posted on June 30, 2015 at 22:02 13 Comments

We did it! Our June goal was to beat the MyEC record for most blogs posted in a single month. With all of your help, we achieved this (and so much more). The last time I checked, we had published 625 blog posts,…

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Walker's Writing Challenge: Myself

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 20:00 9 Comments

As part of the June Blog Challenge, Walker recommended that we write posts about ourselves. Here's my response:s

10 Random Things You Might Not Know About Me

1. I love to run! In the summer I try to jog for 30-40 minutes every other day. I don't run marathons or races, and I don't time myself. I'm not…

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What's In a Number?

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 19:00 11 Comments

As many of you know, we are trying to reach the goal of posting 460 blog posts this June. I just noticed that we have posted 399 blog posts. That made me so happy! It also made me think about posting my next blog. I realized that if I wrote and published my next blog post really quickly, I would have the 400th post! But, that would be breaking one of my…

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7 Secrets To Blogging

Posted on June 15, 2015 at 21:28 13 Comments

1. Use a Short, Catchy Title 

A good blog title is the first thing you need to capture a reader's interest. Your blog title does not need to be a complete sentence. It does need to be spelled and formatted properly. Use a capital letter for the first letter in every important word in your title. If you aren't sure which words to capitalize, use a capital letter to start each word in your title. Do NOT type ALL IN CAPS in your blog or title…

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Writing Challenge ~ Bloggers Unite

Posted on June 5, 2015 at 19:00 18 Comments

Why English Language Teachers Should Blog

I have been blogging with English language learners for about six and a half years. Before MyEC, I had blogged on other platforms; however, I quickly realized that blogging with EnglishClub members would be different than blogging alone. Blogging in this community has taught me that all English language teachers should have a blog that they share with their…

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Writing Challenge: Bloggers Unite

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 15:39 133 Comments





Calling all bloggers!

This month I'm going to give you a challenge inside a challenge!

First, I want to challenge MyEnglishClub bloggers to set a record for most blog posts ever published in one month. The current record for MyEC blog posts is 460 posts (May 2011). To beat this record, we need all active members to publish at least one…

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Mother's Day Collection

Posted on May 8, 2015 at 18:30 4 Comments

This month I challenged our bloggers to write about mothers and mothering in honour of Mother's Day (May 10, 2015). Our growing writing collection is dedicated to the moms of all MyEC members as…

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Writing Challenge: Mothers

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 19:30 10 Comments

For this month's Writing Challenge. Dedicated to my lil' neighbour KF, born a few hours ago to a lovely new mother and good friend. 

Advice for a Brand New Mother 

Congratulations! Your baby has finally arrived. Here is some advice for you on your first Mother's Day!

Hang Out with Your Baby

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At 15:27 on June 30, 2015, Rose said…

At 7:17 on June 27, 2015, walker said…
Hi,
Can you please look into this blog and solve the confusion.
Thank you http://www.myenglishclub.com/m/blogpost?id=2524315%3ABlogPost%3A5247258
At 10:21 on June 23, 2015, Garima said…

hi Tara,

I am writing to inform you that, I am facing some problem on my EC page. Whenever i write a blog, i share that link with my friends they told me they cannot able to see anything in the link, they are unable to read my blogs. This happened many times. kindly intervene. I was flabbergasted when you and smith able to comment on my blogs. Please help me.

At 17:14 on June 20, 2015, Evangelina said…

Hello Tara

Just dropping by...to say thank you for accepting my request.

At 5:26 on June 20, 2015, fiona said…

Hi  Tara thank you   add me be your friend   ..i am new here  .hopefully  can learn more from here   ...

At 21:50 on June 19, 2015, Mohammad said…
Hi Teacher Tara . . .
Since June 13th, My group is awaiting approval . . .
I know I have to wait . . .
But . . .
How long does the approval take . . . ?

Regards, Mohammad . A


At 14:58 on June 15, 2015, ♣ petrichor ♣ said…

Dear Teacher,

  Could you please review my new poem. If any corrections, let me know, please. Thanks in anticipation. Here is my link.

http://www.myenglishclub.com/profiles/blogs/garden-of-eyes-new-poem

At 9:16 on June 6, 2015, selma said…

Dearest

Tara, Tara, Tara,

I would like to wish you sunny & happy spring days ! :))

I need your comment about someting that I am stuck in.

The Question is that;

I am aware of speaking stress or musical narrative is important to give meaning of the words, content etc. But I know it even depends on the personalities, everyone has own unique style, don't they ?

So at that point ! Of course we should learn the culture of native people in order to be a good speaker ? But on the other hand we'd better to create own tone. ( that means also to become skilful in)

Considering all of these how to manage to read & speak & narrative with the right but own way ?

Please discuss it with my last speaking record, if you could, it would be more clear for me,

please find the last attachment "Public Smoking Banned in Beijing "

with thanks and appreciation,

Selma,

At 12:53 on May 29, 2015, ♣ petrichor ♣ said…

Hi Teacher Tara,

   I am petrichor. Recently I published a blog post about motivation. Could you please look at it. Here is the link.

http://www.myenglishclub.com/profiles/blogs/look-back-in-love-motivation

At 7:08 on May 28, 2015, Sara said…

Dear Tara

Is there any  way that we could be able to speak with a native speaker?

Thank you for your consideration

 
 
 

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