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Out of Service

This weblog is no longer in use. It will most likely be deleted by the end of the year. I am now using Moodle for course management, while running a personal weblog alongside those of my students. A description of our current course is located here:

# posted on 5/30/2006          


P2P Project - Spring 2005


In the spring of 2005, a group of nine Japanese university students and I ran blogs on Livejournal and maintained photo galleries on Flickr. We met f2f once a week for 14 weeks during the semetser. We organized our weekly activities on Moodle, which consisted of blogging, skimming, scanning, reading, writing, and study of vocab, grammar, syntax, sentence writing, sentence combining, sentence correction, editing, etc. At the end of the course, students overwhelmingly found their activities on Flickr to be the most educational and enjoyable of all.

Here are links to the student blogs, none of which are active any longer:



Links to student Flickr accounts can be found by following links from the photos posted on their weblogs or from our Flickr group.

# posted on 9/08/2005          


Happy Summer Vacation

I just want to say thank you to all the students in my Internet English course this semester. I had a lot of fun communicating with you both in class and online. Please keep in touch by continuing to share your ideas on Livejournal and your photos on Flickr.

# posted on 7/20/2005          



Congratulations to TacBrasil, Takeshimatoba, and Moka19, whose selected Stuefer photos were chosen by to serve as headers. Good work you three! You must have a nice eye for design and color. Follow the conversation at Dekita-Flickr.

# posted on 6/28/2005          


Tokyo: Most Expensive City

Panorama 10 - Tokyo
Panorama 10 - Tokyo,
originally uploaded by rosskirby.
According to a recent report, Tokyo is the world's costliest city, while Osaka ended up second on the list. This implies that Japan is one of the most expensive places to live in the world today. I certainly spend a lot of money each month compared to what I would spend if I were living back in the United States. I wonder what it is that makes Japan so expensive?

# posted on 6/21/2005          


Josef Stuefer - a great photographer

originally uploaded by josef.stuefer.
I just love the photos that Josef Stuefer posts to his online gallery. He really has an eye for color and form, which gives his photos a magical quality. Have a look at his Flickr site and leave some comments.

# posted on 6/14/2005          


Kro - A Brazilian Student

originally uploaded by Kro (Eiri Yuki).
Kro (Eiri Yuki) is a 15-year-old Serbian/Brazilian girl who has an interest in Japanese culture, especially in manga and in the influence of Western culture on Japanese society. She wants to be a writer and, like you, she runs a blog called, Don't Let Tomorrow Come. She also has an online photo gallery. Please pay Kro a visit and say hello.

# posted on 6/01/2005          


Welcome New Bloggers

I would like to extend a warm welcome to 10 new EFL bloggers at Kyoto Sangyo University, eight of whom are Churin427, Cooper418, Gafas100, Moka19, Nappe, TacBrasil, Takeshimatoba, and Yu_ma. Please visit their blogs, read their thoughts, and leave them some comments.

# posted on 5/17/2005       is a website where you can go to find other English language learners who are using weblogs to communicate their thoughts, just like some of you are. Why don't you pay a visit to and leave a comment?

# posted on 5/05/2005          



For listening practice, check out Elllo, which stands for English Language Listening Lab online. There you can listen to accents from English speakers from all over the world, test your comprehension with a quiz, and read along at the same time.

# posted on 4/13/2005          

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