Journal #30: The end!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 3rd, 2009 by barbogast – Be the first to comment

Say a few words to your classmates to conclude our ESL111 journals. I have enjoyed reading about your thoughts and your lives through these journals. You may find it interesting to compare your writing in Journal #1 to Journal #29. I hope you see that you have improved. I can definitely see improvement from then to now!  Best wishes for you in the next semester!

Journal #29 What to tell a new ESL student

Posted in Uncategorized on December 1st, 2009 by barbogast – Be the first to comment

You have been in the U.S. now for three months! Imagine that you could give advice to a student who is now applying to Oberlin. What would you  tell that person about Oberlin? What should that person expect? What do you think would help that person get ready for being in Oberlin?

Journal #28 Where would you like to be in 5 years?

Posted in Uncategorized on November 27th, 2009 by barbogast – Be the first to comment

What do you hope you will be doing five years from now? Write about it!

Journal #27 A favorite composition and why

Posted in Uncategorized on November 23rd, 2009 by barbogast – Be the first to comment

Write about a favorite  musical composition of yours. Why do you like it?  What is good about that composition?

Journal #26 What do you think of the future?

Posted in Uncategorized on November 20th, 2009 by barbogast – 1 Comment

We talked about technological devices that have made a big difference in our lives. What do you think will happen in the future with technology? What do you think the big changes will be in 20-30 years in terms of medicine, entertainment, politics, etc.

Journal #24 Choose a Topic

Posted in Uncategorized on November 19th, 2009 by barbogast – Be the first to comment

Journal #25 Three things you can’t live without

Posted in Uncategorized on November 19th, 2009 by barbogast – 1 Comment

What are three things that you can’t live without? Are they technological devices or other things?  Write about them!

Journal #23 How do you like to relax?

Posted in Uncategorized on November 14th, 2009 by barbogast – 2 Comments

What do you do when you are feeling nervous or stressed? What do you do to help you relax and not feel so nervous and stressed? Has this changed since you got to Oberlin?

Journal #22 An embarassing moment!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 9th, 2009 by barbogast – 3 Comments

We are reading a story about a young woman who is embarassed by things that happen to her. What is an embarassing moment that you have experienced here in the U.S. (or in your home country). Everyone has something, it seems!

Journal #21 What’s next in ESL class?

Posted in Uncategorized on November 7th, 2009 by barbogast – 78 Comments

We have 5 weeks left of ESL111. What things have been most useful for you in this class? What has been less useful?  I have things planned for the next 5 weeks, but if there are things that you would really like to see/learn about in our class, please write about that here – or just write some thoughts about the class so far. This will be helpful for our last few weeks.