Thursday, November 08, 2007

feed the hungry, learn vocabulary

Here's a site that I think is good for everyone. If you can just keep learning vocabulary, and help people at the same time, what could be better? Try it. As far as I can tell, it's sincere.

-Tom L.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

changing world

Our Flickr account (a good number of our photos) disappeared into thin air- we are trying to get to the bottom of it. Maybe it was hacked, or just deleted by Flickr itself. Be patient- if we can get the photos back, we will!

Also, students who use Firefox are having trouble- copying and pasting onto Blogger, or, in some cases, uploading material onto a weblog that then doesn't print, or appears as a ghost-post. We don't know what's going on with this. Is Blogger fighting with Firefox? Who knows? Safari still works, but that's all I can tell you for now.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Bandy's Pumpkin Patch

cesl at bandy's

more photos here

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Pumpkin Patch trip


to Herrin, this Saturday Oct. 20. Details in the template of the Activity Calendar, which we are trying to keep updated. This picture is actually from the DuQuoin State Fair this summer; more pictures at the Activity Calendar also. Join the activities! Have fun! Learn English! Take pictures!

CESL Today v71

CESL Today volume 71 (term 073) is online though it's not finished. Notice that I, the webmaster, am about a term behind; I'm still working on the fairy tale edition. Now's a good time to remind you:

-Things you put on the class weblogs go on CESL Today
-If you are worried about privacy, we respect that- we'll remove your full name, or your picture, or your work, on request.
-We appreciate it when you link to us!
-Former student? Check in with CESL Alumni!!!

Monday, September 10, 2007


A new weblog has been made to document the recent visit of honored guests, I-Shou University of Taiwan. We are always looking for pictures to add to our special groups weblogs, listed on the side. Add yours! Thanks, and hope to see you again, I Shou visitors!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Welcome to Southern Illinois!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Folk Tale Contest Winners

The winning folk tales have now been restored so that people can read them; they now appear on the new EAP2 weblog. Both writers were from the EAP2 classes. They are:

One of the Most Beautiful Love Stories, a folk tale from Nam-won, Korea, by Sung Jun Ha


Japanese Folk Tale: Princess Kaguya, by Ayuko Watanabe

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who entered!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Congratulations, Graduates!

First, to CESL teacher Diana Trebing:
Ph.D., Speech Communication

But also to former CESL students:
Ya-Ting Yang, Master of Accountancy
Masaki Kitagawa, Master of Business Administration
Chia-Hsin Tsai, Master of Business Administration
Nut Tiranasar, Master of Science, Manufacturing Systems
Sang Pill Han, Master of Science in Education, Kinesiology
Eugene Chanho Park, Bachelor of Science, College of Applied Science and Arts
Hiromasa Kambayashi, Bachelor of Science, College of Business and Administration, summa cum laude
Khanh Quoc Tran, Bachelor of Science, College of Business and Administration, cum laude
Chun-Hsiung Chuang, Bachelor of Science, College of Engineering
Miki Matsumoto, Bachelor of Arts, College of Liberal Arts

Are there more? If so, we'd like to know! Again, CESL wishes you:
Congratulations and good luck in your future!
Don't forget us- we won't forget you!


Folk Tale Contest Winners

Congratulations to SungJun and Ayuko- you've won the folk tale contest! These folk tales will be made available soon for the world to see- their web versions have been lost in a tragic accident!


The EAP2 weblog has been deleted by accident. Folk tales, everything....
Oh well! EAP2 students please send along the URL of your own weblog...

Friday, July 27, 2007


to Ms. Rivers and her daughter, Jenny. Mika was born in Peoria, Illinois recently....handsome lad, isn't he?

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Folk Tale Contest

Post your folk tale on your CLASS WEBLOG and/or give it to your teacher or the Writing Assistant...When you have written them, let us know and we will link to them on this post. Prizes are small, but rewards are great!

Chinese Talk: The girl lives in the moon- Fred (EAP1)
Real Brotherly Love- Chongmin (EAP1)
Japanese folk tale- Princess Kaguya- Ayuko (EAP2)
One of the most beautiful love stories- Sung Jun (EAP2)
Sun-Moon Lake- Henry (EAP2)
Ma Liang and the Magic Brush- Bright (EAP2)
Turtle and Rabbit- Abdulkarim (EAP2)
Urashima Tarou- Hiroyuki (EAP2)
The best story (the Lion and the Oxen)- Abdulmajeed (EAP2)
The Three Porkers- Fuad (EAP2)
Weaver Girl and Cowboy- Ellen (EAP2)
The Year Monster- Marc (EAP2)
Brave Man- Ahmed (EAP2)
Sheepherder and the Wolf- Abdul (EAP2)
Shepherd boy- Jose (EAP2)
Peach Boy- Shota (EAP2)
Korean Fairy Tale- Steve (EAP2)
DanGun Mythology- Hyuna (EAP2)
A Folk in Arabic Island- Faraj (EAP2)
Almshar- Ahmed (EAP2)

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

CESL Today v70

You may have noticed the paper version of CESL is the online version. Please notice that last names are included- if you don't want them, let us know!


Welcome to CESL 074!


picnic at Giant City, 073

sunset concert

sunset concert, Carbondale

Friday, June 15, 2007

pictures from the 073 picnic

more pictures here!

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Go Miners!

Minor League baseball has come to Southern Illinois, in the form of this new team, the Miners. The team is in Marion, about a half-hour drive, and tickets are $5-$8 each, with games all summer though not every day.

Minor League baseball means relaxing fun, not the best quality baseball, but usually good games with players who might be famous in the future (on their way up). Usually the people are friendly and people like to talk baseball, if you don't know all the details. It may not be as exciting as the Ittihad-Hilal game, but for us baseball fans, it's baseball at its best, its players not corrupted by fame & media. Try it!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Memorial Day

While CESL students and teachers alike may enjoy the day off on Monday, you may not realize that this particular holiday may be said to have started in Carbondale. Of course, Carbondale is not the only town that claims it. But for a small town like this, any distinction is important- we don't get to pick & choose. You (may) live in the town that started it all- pass it along!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Welcome to summer term, 073!

Picture from SIUC Plant Biology Dept.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Congratulations 2007 Graduates!

Congratulations to all graduates, but especially to those who went to CESL:

So Young You- Bachelor of Music, College of Liberal Arts, summa cum laude
Taira Uematsu- Bachelor of Science, College of Education and Human Services
Ashraf Albeedh- Bachelor of Science, College of Engineering
Abed Salem Alkurashi- Bachelor of Science, College of Engineering
Saeromi Kim- Bachelor of Science, College of Science, cum laude

Dae Hwan Cho- Master of Fine Arts
Chi-Te Hou- Master of Business Administration
Yoshinori Ichimura- Master of Business Administration
Shuwen Olivia Yang- Master of Science, Workforce Education and Development

(And some who have taught here:)
Alex Konkolewski- Master of Arts, TESOL
Jodi Ludwig Marchal- Master of Arts, Applied Linguistics
Lisa Ruhlen- Master of Arts, TESOL

If you went to CESL but it didn't come to our attention, let us know and we'll put you on the list! Stay in touch!

Monday, May 07, 2007

Good luck in Colorado!

Friday, May 04, 2007

We will remember you!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

CESL goes to the city museum

more pictures here!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

In Memoriam Virginia Tech

Friday, March 30, 2007

cesl photos

YES you can use photos from the CESL photo space:

to put on your blogs. To do it, read the instructions below. But
please remember the following:

-If you do not want your picture on the web, or in the CESL photo place (where everyone can use it) please tell us (tell Ms. Bird) and we will keep it off.....

Want to put one on your blog? On our LMC & CESL lab macs the process is like this.

1. Open up the picture you like by clicking on it. Move the window to one side of your screen, then
DRAG the photo over onto your desktop.

2. Now open the CREATE POST window. On the top, to the left of the main box, you'll see two icons; the right one is a tjat square that is half blue. Click on this square. Where it asks you to Choose file, choose the one on your desktop, whatever you choose to call it. Once it's uploaded, you can put it wherever you want in your post, or even on your template.

By the way, PICTURES FROM OTHER SOURCES are not as good, because someone might own them and not want you to borrow them. At least with the CESL site, you already have permission.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Happy New Year!

Monday, January 22, 2007


Starting now, all of CESL's weblogs are on the NEW BLOGGER.

I'm not sure exactly what it means, but one of the biggest changes is:
We have to use an E-MAIL ADDRESS AS A LOG ON.
Our new log-on is
Our password is the same as ever. If you don't know it, ask the teacher.

You'll see a few other minor changes. Do you like it? Let me know. I'm always curious about what people think of Blogger and its changes, good or bad.

-Tom Leverett

Friday, January 19, 2007

Here's an essay contest you might win. Warning: you might want to pay attention to the prize.

Carbondale's mayor, Brad Cole, announced that his New Year's resolution was to get married, but, he doesn't have anybody in mind. So some friends of his decided to find somebody. Interested?

One good thing about Mayor Cole is that he's a worldly guy. He got a friendship plaza built as an international gesture to our sister cities, and he's been abroad. Furthermore, he always talks to our students when we send them to him for information or an interview.

So, good luck in the essay contest!

Friday, January 05, 2007

Congratulations to Dec. 2005 graduates!


The following formal CESL students have just graduated from SIUC with their degrees listed. We hope we have all of you listed- if not, let us know! Congratulations and good luck in the next step in your careers!

Daekyung Kim, PhD., Mass Communication and Media Arts
Yi-Fang Lin, MBA, Business Administration
DaeHwan Cho, MFA, Art
Achille Ghislain do Santos, MS, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Shuwen Olivia Yang, MS Education, Workforce Ed. and Development
Haruka Sugimura, BA, Liberal Arts (cum laude)
Satoshi Watanabe, BA, Liberal Arts
Makiko Kaneda, BFA (magna cum laude)
JaeHyun Shin, BFA
Chih-Chueh Yeh, BS, Mass Communication and Media Arts
SookJa Lee, BS, College of Agricultural Science
Viviane Asoh, BS, College of Applied Sciences and Arts
Awad Al-Qahtani, BS, College of Engineering
Ashraf Albeedh, BS, College of Engineering
Abed Salem Alkurashi, BS, College of Engineering