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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.
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.
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.
October 2014 Writing Challenge: Advice from...(Click to join!)
Recommended Video for New Members: A 10 Step Guide
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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