From: The Internet as an Educational Tool in ESOL Writing Instruction, by Karla Frizler (

Date: Fri, 5 May 1995 01:04:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: Karla Frizler (
Subject: Call for students--online writing course

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I'm a graduate student at San Francisco State University looking for students to participate in FUN 101, the first course offered through Frizzy University Network (FUN) as part of a thesis project. I'm beginning with one FUNclass, but plan to expand into FUNtutoring, FUNgrammar, and FUNfriends (electronic penpals).

FUN 101, which will take place online 6/5-7/28, is designed to help non-native speakers of English living outside of an English-speaking country improve their writing in English. The theme of the class will be "Intercultural Understanding," focusing on the _similarities_ between people of different cultures. I hope to have students in FUN 101 from all over the world! The students will have some sort of writing assignment every day of class (e.g. essays, journal entries, freewriting).

As part of the course, I have set up a bulletin board (BBS) where they candiscuss various topics with their classmates. Also, I will have them interview each other (through e-mail, or talk, or SchMOOze University).

To be eligible to participate in FUN 101, students should:

  1. have taken at least one university-level English writing course.
  2. have Internet access from June 5 through July 28.
  3. be able to devote at least 8-10 hours per week to the course.
  4. feel comfortable using basic e-mail.
  5. have a desire to develop and improve their writing in English.

If you are working with or know of a student who fits the above criteria, please ask him or her to send me an e-mail by Friday, May 12, answering the following questions:

Thank you in advance for your interest and enthusiasm! I look forward to hearing from your students and enrolling them in FUN 101!

Karla Frizler Frizzy University Network (FUN)

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