That is how I describe BEC, the Blog English Club where Indonesian bloggers come together to learn and improve their English.
This highly – spirited club was initiated approximately a month ago by three Indonesian bloggers who were aware of the necessity of English as one of 5 official world languages. Without hesitation I had joined from the start. One week later I was asked to be a mentor. I was honoured as my English is far from perfect.
Pic is courtesy of Philly Waldorf.
BEC members are very keen on improving their English. And some have shown visible improvement in their writing after 3 – 4 learning sessions on WhatsApp group. It is very rewarding to be part of this community.
I do read the challenge submissions each Friday but do not always comment. What I have been noticing is there are comments on BEC members’ blog which mock the bloggers why they suddenly write in English. I completely understand that such comments might be loaded with questions or even certain labels in a negative way. However I want to emphasize, do not be discouraged by such comments. Just focus on the advantages you would have when your English would improve. These are my tips for learning foreign languages. For more tips about languages, browse language category on this blog.
Every Friday when I open my WordPress reader, most posts on my feed are about English Friday. That is really cool and interesting to see. Apparently this community provides a well needed platform.
Through BEC I meet so many people. They are inspiring and so high -spirited. They are the core of this community. I sincerely hope the best for this sympathetic club.
So keep the spirit high and carry on learning.