A place to put class work for our ESL class at CESL, So. Illinois University-Carbondale, Carbondale IL USA

Monday, May 09, 2005

GE/AE1 students

Dear GE/AE1
I am so happy that everyone has completed this term and I am looking forward to seeing everyone in the up and coming term. I hope everyone will have a wonderful break and I am looking forward to hearing everyone's stories about what they did over break. I will see you next term!!

Jodi Ludwig

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

My favorite animal

I like many animals. One of my favorite animals is a monkey for many reasons. There are so many animals in the world. So, I will describe about a monkey. First, I marveled when I saw a monkey at the zoo for the first time. Because of monkey walked up a tree. So, I was surprised. Second, monkeys look like humans when I saw him. For example, he has two hands and ten fingers. Sometimes, he walks on the road by two feet. Third, monkey is so cute. Also, they have a lot of charms. For example, they gave a smile when I was gloomy. And monkey is following me because they are clever. Finally, monkeys are just like me, because they have faster feet, smarter brain, and they are brave. In conclusion, a monkey is my favorite animal, and my best friend. So, I will love a monkey forever.

My favorite animal

Personally, I don’t have any favorite animal for multiples reasons. First, I do not like animals because they don’t help me for anything in my life. For example, animals can not help me to wash my, clothes, sweep my room, cook food, or for any domestics work. My second reason, when I love an animal I’ll like to keep it in the house. Then I’ll spend money to feed him, take care of him. Third, I’ll need also to spend my time with him. I prefer to spend money for poor person than an animal. The animals have not the same mind like a people and how they think is really different than people. In conclusion, I do not like any animal because they are not helpful. Maybe in the future I’ll love them, I don’t know.

My favorite animal

Yeo Sim

Lovely bears

My favorite animal is a bear. First, bears are very friendly. When I was young, my father presented me with a bear doll. I like a bear doll. I sleep with a bear doll in my arms, even now. When I see this bear, I remember my father. Therefore, I think bear are comfortably warm. Second, bear are sweet. My favorite animation character is ‘Pooh’. Pooh is somewhat a stupid animal but pooh is lovely. Finally, I like bears because they are strong. My favorite baseball team’s mascot is a bear. Team name is ‘Dusan bears’. This team is one of the highest ranking team, in Korea. So, I think bears are energetic and powerful animals. Bears give energy, happiness, and affection to me. In conclusion, I like bears.

A dog is the best friend of human

A dog is my favorite animal for several reasons. First, dogs are the most friendly of animals to humans. Since early times, dogs have lived with people in their house. Second, a dog's face is very cute and charming. They understand their master’s mind very well. They are always cheerful and happy. So, they give people a feeling of comfort them and make laugh. Third, a dog’s fitness is to live with people in the house. Their body is a suitable size to live in a house and they are strong against diseases. Dogs are not particular about food. Fourth, dogs help many people. For example, dogs can protect people and their houses from thieves or bad things. Next, dogs are trained by a dog trainer and can help handicapped people. A dog can become a good helper to a person who cannot hear, see or move. In conclusion, a dog is not just an animal but one of family. I'm sure that dogs are best friends for humans. Try to make your best friend.

Choi's first day in Carbondale

When I was in Korea, I wanted to come to Carbondale so I had high expectation about Carbondale. On the first day, when I arrived in Carbondale, I went to a hotel with my uncle, and arranged my many bags and I looked around Carbondale.There were many good places, good air, and very interesting customs. I felt alittle strange but I liked that and I was very excited to see these new sights. The second day, I checked into my dorm. I had to go Wal-Mart because I needed to get a refrigerator,microwave, and so on. When I finish my shopping, I came back to my dorm and I called my family. My mother was very worried about me but I said my mother "am ok, don't worry". Also I was very lonely but I had to endure. On the third day, I went to orientation for CESL class. Also, I was a little worried, but there were many kind people so I felt very comfortable. These are my stories in Carbondale. Finally I think Carbondale has good places so I want to see all these good places and I want to go to other beautiful places in the USA.

My first day in Carbondale

Soojin Jang
My first day in Carbondale was protected by God. At first, my family arrived at St. Louis airport. We were very tired. Then, I realized that I left my bag on the plane. I asked clerk at the information desk for help to look for my bag. Fortunately, I found my back at the boarding desk. My parents went to the new house with their friends by car. My brother and I had to go by another car, because there were many bags and many people. Next, we went upstairs to ride B.A.R.T. (a type of big taxi) that we called. However, we missed the B.A.R.T. car that loaded our bags. The B.A.R.T's driver forgot to get us. We were embarrassed. Just at that time, when we stood in front of the door, a woman who was in her car called us. She called my friend in Carbondale after listening to our story. In addition, another B.A.R.T's driver who stood beside us called her company to look for our B.A.R.T. We felt at rest by their kindness. We thanked them for their help. Then, after one hour, the B.A.R.T driver came back to pick us up. The driver apologized to us about his mistake.
We talked about many things of America while we were coming home. He told us about his family, his job and living in America. It was a very long distance from St. Louis to Carbondale. When we arrived at home, the sky was dark. We were very tired but very thankful to God. We were helped by many people from our first day in Carbondale. In conclusion, my first day in Carbondale was very long, embarrassing but exciting. I'll never forget that lucky day.

My first day in Carbondale

Yeo Sim
My first day in Carbondale was interesting. First, I had seen many trees, birds, and squirrels. I felt the nature. I didn't felt the nature in Seoul. I think that Carbondale is peaceful and green. Just at that moment, I was tired because I flew from Korea for about 20 hours. I had to rest.  Second, I had eaten a variety of American food. For example, pizza, hamburger, potatoes and soda. I originally like American food. I especially like Starbucks coffee. Third, I saw half-naked people, in spite of strong wind. There aren't half-naked people in Seoul. For this reason, many Koreans felt awkward to be exposed. Therefore, I was surprised. Finally, I had to greet strangers. In my country, many people don't greet strangers. So, it is a marvelous experience. I had a pleasant time. My first day in Carbondale was very exciting and happy.

My classmate is Mario

I will introduce my classmate Mario. He’s from Costa Rica. He is 30 years old and single. Of course he has a girlfriend. I don’t know why he didn’t get married. Anyway, he goes to the recreation center on campus in his free time. He runs and swims in the recreation center. Next, Mario’s hobbies are listening to music and watching TV shows. One of his favorite types of music is rock-and-roll. Next, Mario can’t cook. So if I want some food, he can’t cook for me. His favorite color is blue and his favorite food is pasta and his favorite shoes are sneakers. However, I don’t know what are sneakers. Since coming to America, his favorite thing is nothing. In addition, He really misses his family. In conclusion, Mario is my first Costa Rican friend and best friend.

My last day in my home country

Someone asked me, “which do you like better America or Korea?” I will say, “like Korea, because Korea is my home country.” Of course, I like America too. However I have some reasons that I like Korea much more. First, Korea is more comfortable than America. I have lived in my country for a long time. I live in America now but I do not know much about American culture, and language, and so on. So, this is a little uncomfortable to live in America. However, I know everything about Korea. Such as, Korean culture, food, language, and each person’s character. So, there is not problem to live in Korea. Second, I think America does not have humanity between person. This is because of America has a lot of formal greetings. So this is very strange for me and I do not know much about American culture. I want to study more English to know American culture. Third, just I miss my country, my parents, my friend. Especially I really want to see my girlfriend. Finally these are my problem to want to go back to my country. As a result my all kind of important thing is in Korea. So I like my country and I love my country.

[choi] one of my favorite animal

In the world, there are a lot of animals. Animals have a food chain. I especially, like the top of the food chain. There are tigers, lions, and so on. One of my favorite animals is a tiger for several reasons. First, tigers are very courageous, tough, and strong. Tigers look handsome so many Korean people like tigers. A tiger is the symbol of Korea. Second, tigers are more active than any other animal. For example, lions almost always sleep all day. However, tigers are very active. Actually a tiger is stronger than a lion. Third, tigers are very clever and gentle. For example, when tigers fight with lions, tigers hit only the front. A tiger never hits the back. However, other animals hit at random. So this is my reason that I like tigers. As a result, tigers have a lot of attractive behaviors and are a symbol of Korea. So one of my favorite animals is a tiger.

Friday, April 29, 2005


Put your Music picks here...

And don't forget the ART PARAGRAPH CHALLENGE....

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Have your pictures taken.

Dear Students,

In the past, we have had many great essays and weblog postings posted on CESL's weblogs. But, most of the works are only regonized by name. We wish our students to be regonize for their accomplishments. So, come and have your picture taken and be known for who you are along with your work ! Let people see who you are too ! If you do not wish to have your pictures posted on weblog, that is okay too. If you would like to have your pictures taken (so we can put it on our website) please contact John or Marie to schedule an appointment.

thanks and have a great day,

CESL writing assistants~

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Conversation Hours

The conversation hour provides CESL students with the opportunity to practice and gain experience in speaking english. We welcome those who would like to join us. Our conversation times for this term are: Mondays 3 p.m. to 3:40 p.m for every skills level, Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. for beginners, and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. for advance students. Please come and join us and obtain the knowledge of oral communications.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Welcome to the 05-2 term.

AE1 students, welcome to your 05-2 class weblog. Please feel free to post creative writing as well as homework assignments, make links, add pictures, and have fun developing this weblog.

If you need help with the class weblog or would like to make a weblog of your own, please attend a weblog workshop or see one of the writing assistants at any time.