Are you taking advantage of all that is offered here on the EC website?
This morning I was reading some of the blogs here (btw Noa, when did you get to Chapter 9, last I saw was Chapter 6 lol?), when I came across a very interesting blog. I had read the blog when I first joined EC about a month ago, but as a native English speaker, I read it and went on.
This morning it came back to my attention. Since I had a bit of time, I looked at it a little closer. I was surprised by what I found. But what surprised me more was how few members were actually participating.
They have put together a very interesting study session I think everyone should look into. Beverly Stout also posted a comment with a link for learning and practicing English, which was also very good.
I have been here just a month. I am stilling poking around looking at everything and I am amazed at what is here. Groups, Forums, Discussions, the Chatroom, Blogs. EVERYTHING! The "Learning English and Teaching English" sections are wonderful. You don't have to be a teacher to go and investigate the Teaching English section, you know, just nosey!
I get so many requests, "Please help me, I want to improve." My question is what are you doing to help yourself? Are you taking advantage of all that is here on EC. Are you taking advantage of the links they provide such as www.livemocha? By the way, I am learning Chinese on LiveMocha, are you registered to learn English?
Anyway, I feel if you are not taking advantage of all that is offered here, you are missing out in a big way.
Please don't miss out anymore. Take advantage of all that is here!
BTW: One more thing please about the Chatroom. When you are in the chatroom and there is a "teacher" there, do you watch how they chat? Do you jot down a phrase they are using? Do you look at how they are writing their sentences? Most of the time, they are typing the way they talk. How do they say things? How do they express themselves? Are you writing down anything you see at all, so you can add it to your vocabulary? Or are you just chatting away? Think about it please.
Thanks for your time this morning, I know I got a little preachy. Vanessa