To those who are not familiar with BEC, it is a newly established club for Indonesian bloggers who are interested in learning and improving their English. The abbreviation itself stands for Blogger English Club which was founded by these three dynamic individuals, Dani, Nita and Ryan. It has only been over a month but the club is growing rapidly and just last Wednesday, the 100th participant joined who was Ibu Srie Indriyani, the Head of Library of the country’s Ministry of Education and Culture. I think that’s pretty awesome, don’t you?
With the relentless efforts of the administrators (we also have Deva and Andik), a lot of things have improved namely sessions schedule, method of learning, topics of discussions, down to posting study materials online. These people sure do put their heart and soul into this club. I would not be surprised if BEC one day would turn into a huge community and is reviewed in one of the nation’s leading newspapers/magazines.
I am honored to join the club as a contributor in the morning session. Aside from me, there are three other amazing mentors too, mbak Yoyen, Eva, and mbak Nana. It has been really great sharing my little knowledge to the hungry and excited crowd. My methods are certainly far from perfect and I struggle from time to time trying to explain a certain material fearing that I do not provide them with a strong fundamental of the language, but it has been very rewarding as through the process my understanding of English is also enhanced from elaborating and watching other mentors run their sessions. I gained plenty of new cheerful friends, learned new tricks on blogging (I am a newbie after all) and got a bit more structure to my mundane days as a temporary housewife (it does give me a routine :-D).
Moving forward, I do hope that BEC will make headways with a lot more wicked programs!! Cheers!!!
Please check out BEC on twitter too.
Image is provided by BEC.