The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute
This Saturday, September 9th, the Cultural Immersion Program
(CIP) is sponsoring a snorkeling and tubing trip down the
pristine waters of the Ichetucknee River. Come make new
friends, see Florida's natural beauty, and join your ELI family
for a refreshing day on the river.
We'll meet at the Norman Garage at 9:30am. Each car will
decide when to return, though most will return around 3pm. If
you'd like to come, please sign up on the activities board by
Thursday, September 7t. In case of rain, call 392-3354,
extension 230, after 8am to see if the trip has been postponed or
Entrance to the park is $5 per person. Also, bring another $5 to
rent an inner tube. There are no snorkeling sets at Ichetucknee
Springs, but you can rent equipment from: The Outfitters at
Reitz Union ($4, bring your ID) or The Aquatic Center on
Archer Road ($7.50, call 377-3483). Reserve early!
Also, be sure to bring your bathing suit, sunscreen, and a
Inside this issue:
River Trip ID's and Gatorlink Accounts I Restaurant Etiquette
Volume 101, Issue 2
September 5, 2006
This semester, the ELI is proud to have
students from the following countries:
Republic of Korea
This Friday, September 8th, we will
walk you over to purchase your UF
Gator 1 ID and get your UF computer
accounts. You will need $15 for the ID,
your ELI Tuition Receipt, and a photo
ID, such as your passport or driver's
license. We will meet at the Norman
Hall Garage at 11:45am.
We're looking for your input! If you have a question about U.S.
manners and culture, please email our ELI Weekly editor, Jen Ramos,
at firstname.lastname@example.org, or put questions in her mailbox (marked
Ramos in the ELI Main Office).
Q: How can I get my waiter's attention in a restaurant?
A: Americans generally treat waiters and waitresses in a polite
manner. To get their attention, you can raise your hand slightly so
they see you and say, "Miss" for a young woman, "Ma'am," for an
older woman, "Sir" for a man, or simply "Excuse me".
In other dining norms, there's no rule about who will pay at the end
of the meal. Friends may kindly offer to "treat" you when the check
comes or you "treat" them if you're feeling generous. Or you may all
agree to pay for your own food or "split" the bill. Also, putting your
elbows on the table while you eat is generally considered bad
manners as is speaking with your mouth full, chewing loudly or
English Language Institute
PO Box 117051
315 Norman Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-7051, USA
Phone: (352) 392-2070
Fax: (352) 392-3744
Happy birthday to:
September 5: Mohammed Al Zahrani
September 7: Won-Hyuk Bae
A belated birthday wish to:
September 2: Mohammed Alwaheeb
Immunization Deadline-Proof of
immunizations must be received by
Friday, September 15th, or you will
not be allowed to continue to attend
classes. No exceptions.
your attendance is very, very
important. Your teachers are taking
note of both your absences and your
tardies in every class, every day. If
students miss more than 15% of
classes during the semester, they will
not receive a certificate.
Also, in many classes your grade
will be affected by a large number of
absences and tardies.
Student Mailbox-Please come to
the office from time to time and
check the mailbox for any mail that
you may have received. If you are
waiting for something and don't see
it, you can assume that it hasn't