EF 5: BEC and Me

BEC that I’m in, is Blog English Club. It is a group of bloggers where each of us is trying to improve our capabilities and comprehension in English, especially the writing skill. I knew it the first time when I was blogwalking to Mbak Nita. Further more, I also knew that this group was made by Mas Dani and Mas Ryan. So, here we have 3 founders! *standing ovation* πŸ™‚ For the history of this group itself, you can check this out.

Why Do I Join?
You should know I was really eager to join this group. I didn’t have any consideration whether this is a huge group or a small one πŸ˜• I just joined, plus the WA group. The first thing on my mind was: I guess this is gonna be a really good place to practice my English skill, because lately I barely have had any chances to practice it verbally or nonverbally. I learnt English almost 4 years intensively, so it will be just sad when it’s getting dull. Then, there I joined.

How was so far?
Frankly, I was amazed by the people in this group! πŸ˜€ They are sooo fun and hilarious ❀ Almost everyone in this group has never met each other before (some of them are friends from the beginning) but I have never felt like we’re talking to strangers. On the other side, those people are great learners! ⭐ I am so happy to get to know those amazing people. The four mentors are also outstanding! They give such a big help to our English comprehension for free. This "free" thing is a very noble thing I could ever think. I hope God bless them with every happiness and prosperity πŸ™‚
Oh ya! I haven’t had any chances to blogwalk to all of the members, just some of them. Though it will be nice to know all of them, so this one is my own target: to blogwalk to each of the members, Insya Alloh… hehehe

Does it give any improvement to me?
Of course! At least it helps me to make English as a common thing in a way to communicate. By communicating in English often, it will make us easier to grope for the proper words and in a proper way. This is why to master a language, we need to practice a lot! 😎
Most of the learning session, I could be a silent reader because I try to understand the whole package. As it is a forum, so I need to scroll way up from the above. Due to my workload, sometimes I missed the learning session, too. If so, I just go to its blog and read the “English Essential”.

Do you have any expectations?
Well, even though I don’t have that much contribution to this group, I have this one dream πŸ˜›
I’ve mentioned this in the Chit-Chat Group (Oh! We have 2 WA groups by the way, BEC Learning Group and Chit-Chat Group, you can differ them by the name πŸ˜‰ ). This one “grande” dream is to hold an event, some kind of workshop and gathering. There are speakers, then we learn about Formal Writing in English. By its theme, I guess the speakers could be people who work in English leading media or else. The event should be opened for public, not only the members. So, anyone can join this and know more about BEC at the same time πŸ™‚ This may be a charged event, but it’s okay, I’d join anyway as long as I have spare time and it’s accessible.
But most of all, I just want this group’s longevity, not just a sudden hysteria. I hope all members are committed and keep the learning spirit high, though once we master it eventually.
And for the admins, well, don’t take my expectations too seriously and don’t make it as a burden as well. Your contributions so far are the best and I really thank you guys for the hard work! πŸ™‚ *cheers* 🍸 😎

Any suggestions?
As a learning group or forum, everything went well, for me. But maybe the admins should really add up some more of the articles for the english essential part to ease members who missed the learning sessions.

Hmmm… I often wonder, what if we all met one day, would it be as merry as in the group? I’m a silent person, what about the others? πŸ˜› LOL !

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70 thoughts on “EF 5: BEC and Me

  1. You must be the first one who posted the challenge this week, Mba. I thought of the same thing as you as it takes me some time to adjust myself into a new group. But, as long as I notice, the members vary from many kind of persons, so hopefully the gathering will work as fun as the group chat! :)) Have a great day, Mba Nad!

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  2. We are Nad… We are going to have that gathering end of this month. Sadly, you said you can’t join it. Hiks. Well we hope we can do another round.
    And thank you for the suggestion Nad. We will try to improve it.

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  3. Nadia, your English writing skill membuatku ternganga, canggiihh *I even don’t know how to write this expression in proper English πŸ˜€
    Btw your wish of meet up & workshop is about to come true yaaa πŸ˜‰

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  4. Bahasa inggrisku makin ngaco setelah lama ga pake, kalo dulu pas masih sering dipake masih okelah. Makin ga dipake makin lama makin dodol haha. Terima kasih BEC πŸ˜€

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  5. Your English is good, Mba Nad πŸ™‚ I love how you write those sentences, simple yet nice. I wrote my post while reading yours to induce my brain to work faster. Do not worry, I did not plagiarize your post (hopefully) :D.

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  6. Nad you are getting better and better each day! I enjoy reading your posts and seeing the improvement. I hope we can go on a coffee date with the other when I am in town.
    By the way, just a little suggestion, try to stick to the same subject to avoid confusion such in “Almost everyone in this group has never met each other before (some of them are friends from the first time) but I have never felt like they’re talking to strangers. I feel that way, too.” Since this is written from your perspective, it can be rephrased to,”Almost everyone in this group has never met each other before (some of them are friends from the beginning) but I have never felt like they are strangers / I never FEEL like talking to strangers.” It carries the same meaning (hope I am getting your intention correctly) and more effective (less wording).
    Cheers!

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  7. It’s so sad that I can’t join the Feb 28th gathering :huhu
    But I’m waiting for your stories about the gathering. I believe that the story behind, during, and after gathering will be a very nice theme for that week’s challenge, as I also believe that there will be A LOT (caps lock, sorry, because I’m overexcited) of stories from members who attend the gathering.
    I hope that I can join the gathering after the 28th one… :hehe

    Still, good writing as always! This is another proof that by chatting and writing in English, believe it or not, our English ability will surely be improved. Good job, Miss Nadia! πŸ˜€

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  8. What a heartwarming piece you wrote above Nad. If I’m allowed to correct this one word; betterment should be written as improvement.

    Above all I totally agree with what you wrote. Well done!

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  10. Hai Mba Nad salam kenal ya. Keren banget postingan bahasa Inggrisnya tetep ekspresif gitu. jadi Mba alumni ST*N juga kah? Lulusan taun berapa (if you dont mind to tell about it here :p)… Barangkali kalau udah kenal nanti kugangguin ke kantor B*K* Mba (annoying stranger) :p

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  11. Kemaren itu karena Nadia udah banyak malang melintang dalam per-blog-an ini dan udah berkeluarga jadi aku kira senior, hihihi senior yang sok muda dan minta dikeplak LOL. Oke nanti kalau aku maen ke Uchie dikabarin ya πŸ˜€

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