Thursday, October 16, 2008

Welcome to a New Term!

My schedule has changed a bit because of the CESL terms switching over.
I get to be in the classroom with you students more, and I personally find that exciting!!

Mondays - CESL Office - 12-1:30
EAP1a- 3 - 4:30
Tuesdays- EAP1b - 10 - 12
CESL LAB 12 - 1
EAP2b - 1- 2
EAP1a - 2-3
Wednesday- CESL Office - 12-1:30
EAP1a- 3 - 4:30
Thursday- EAP1b - 10 - 12
CESL LAB 12 - 1
EAP2b - 1- 2
EAP1a - 2-3
Friday- CESL Office - 1-4

So this is where you will be able to find me!!

Also, you EAP2 students, please check out my assignments at


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

CESL Today

Please Please send me some of your work! Remember to send it to me at and in a word document file. That way I don't have to deal with any frustrating formatting issues.
If you guys don't send me anything soon I'm just going to have to pull stuff off of your bloggers.


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Prompt Questions

These are the Prompt Questions. You will notice that some of them are questions that go all of the way until September. Don't worry about them. They are posted here for my sake.

The date listed is that questions' due date.

9/8 – What is your favorite food and why? Does eating this meal remind you of a special time in your life? Is this food native to your country? How is it made?
9/15 – What is your favorite type of music? Why do you like it? Do you have a favorite artist and song? When you hear this music does it make you feel anything special? When and where did you first hear this music?
9/22 – In the United States movies are a very important piece of culture. In your country is there a huge movie industry? Do people in your country prefer to watch national films or foreign films? If they prefer foreign films what country do those films come from? Do you prefer your national movies or foreign films? What is your favorite movie?
9/29 – I (Anna) love coffee and tea. In your country is coffee and tea popular? Is there a traditional drink that people prefer, or that reminds you of coffee and tea? If you also love these drinks, tell me why. What is it about them that you like? If you do not like these drinks, I will cry for you, but after that tell me why. Please tell me how it is possible to not love them.
10/6 - How are school classes structured in your country? When does the school semester start? Do the students wear uniforms? Do you switch classrooms for each class or does the teacher come to you? Please compare your school experience in your country to your experiences here.
10/13 – This week I would like you to tell me about ‘past times.” What is your favorite pastime? Is this activity popular in your country? What sorts of pastimes are popular in your country?
10/20 – Courtship, dating, arranged marriages, online dating sites, random stranger; these are all possible options that one has in finding a husband or wife. Are you in a relationship? How did you meet that person? If you aren’t currently in a relationship were you before? If you don’t want to talk about your love life, then what can you tell me about common ways that people in your country meet the love of their life.
10/27 – You have been in the United States for a while now. What do you feel about this country? How do these feelings contrast or compare with the feelings that you had when you first came here? Do people in your country commonly view Americans in a certain way? Are these ways correct or not?
11/3 – This past week many Americans celebrated ‘Halloween,’ a day dealing with the dead. In your culture, do you have a holiday around this time of the year? Is this holiday similar to Halloween? If yes, how is it? If no, do you have a holiday that concerns the dead?
11/10 - When I (Anna) am stressed I like to read one of my ‘comfort books.’ My comfort books are stories that I have known and loved ever since I was a child; one such story is “The Westing Game’ or ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ Series. When I read these stories I feel at peace. Do you have a particular activity or ritual that you do whenever you get stressed? If you don’t brainstorm an activity that you enjoy doing that you think would be a good way to vent your stress.
11/17 – What is the weather like in your country? Is it similar to weather you have experienced here? Do you prefer the weather at home or here?
11/24 –(Thanksgiving) How was your Thanksgiving break? What did you do? Do you think that your week reflects the meanings of Thanksgiving?
11/1 – Reflections on the semester, how did you enjoy our writing class? What are your thoughts about CESL? What sorts of things would you tell your family, friends, or future students of CESL?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Need Help? Come see me, that's what I'm here for!

I said that I would post my office hours. It looks like the only time that I can officially claim during the day would be every Friday 1-4. I am involved in Chi Alpha every Friday night so I am not available after that time. If you need help earlier in the week, just stop by the CESL office. I work 20 hours a week so chances are that I will be somewhere around.

So Remember Friday 1-4.
Also, my e-mail is

And becasue I don't like boring posts I'll host a picture or two that always makes me smile.





I'll post more later.

See ya kids!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Post Here CESL 085 Writing Students!

If you post then I can link you to the blogs you need to be on. Not to mention I get to feel popular by having a million posts. This way it works out for both of us.
And because you made it here I will show you a picture of my puppy...just because I can.

Her name is Grace. I wish she hasn't grown up...

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

CESL Today

I have recently finished the CESL Today for this past term. In case you wanted to see the file because you were not able to get a hard copy I have hosted the file online.
I hope that you enjoy the file!
Also, please be sure to submit any files that you feel are especially good to me. I would love to see more writings, and photos added into this next semesters work.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I am the CESL Undergraduate Writing Assistant!

Hello there! 

My name is Anna, and I am blessed to be involved in CESL. My hours as an Assistant are 
Tuesday : 10:00 - 11:50 am, and 2:00 - 3:00 pm. 
Wednesday: 1:00 - 4:50 pm
Thursday : 10:00 - 11:50 am, and 2:00 - 3:00 pm. 

I hope that I will be able to help everyone as much as I can!