* Countries Represented
The EIT Weekly
I he Weekly Newsletter o
the Englsh Language Institute
Volume 102, Issue 10
March 23, 2007
Canoeing on the Rainbow River
This coming Saturday, March 24th, the
ELI is going canoeing on the Rainbow
River! We will rent canoes and float
down the river for approximately 2
hours. Along the way we can see
several of Florida's famous springs, as
well as lots of birds and wildlife!
WHEN: Meet at Norman Hall
Garage at 9am. We will likely return to
Gainesville around 3pm.
COST: The cost for renting a canoe
for the trip will be $18-23 per person.
WHAT TO BRING: You should
wear a bathing suit and shoes that can
get wet. Bring a picnic lunch and
water!!! You will not be able to take
this on the river, but you can keep it in
the car. Do not bring any valuables that
could get lost in the river. If you bring
a camera, be sure to put it in a sealed
plastic bag so it won't get wet. Also,
bring sunscreen and a towel!
Next week, on Saturday, March 31st,
our next trip will be our 2nd Volunteer
Day of the Spring Semester.
Details about this trip will be presented
in the volunteer seminar and will also
be on the Activities Board and in next
This Friday at 12:45pm, we will have a
walkover for the B-Term students to
get their UF ID cards and their
computer accounts. Meet at the NRN
> Appointments: Students, when
you receive a note from the office
asking you to make an
appointment to see one of our
administrators, or if you have a
need to see someone, please go to
our receptionist, Natalie, in the
main office to make the
appointment rather than going
directly to the administrator. This
allows for time to prepare and have
an adequate amount of time to
discuss whatever issues may be
needed. Please do not expect to
walk in to the office and speak to
an administrator right away.
r Lost and Found: If you should
lose something in the classrooms
or elsewhere at the ELI, do come
and check to see if it has been
turned in in the Main Office,
Room 315. Also, if you find
something in the classrooms that
got left behind, this is the place to
March 25: Anne-Lise Peco
March 28: Esperanza Rebollo
Also, we missed one in our last issue:
March 16 Marisa Maza
None this week!
Happy Birthday, one and all!
The following are the countries and
places represented by our students in
our new B-Term:
Argentina New Zealand
China Saudi Arabia
Q: Why do all the clubs close at 2am?
A: Well, the official reason is that it's
supposed to get people off the streets
earlier. In practice, there's a lot of
debate as to just how effective this is.
Some people feel that it really doesn't
matter what time the bars close-
you're just as likely to have drunk
people on the road no matter what.
Gainesville is not the only place in
Florida with 2am closing times; even
places as large as Orlando also do this!
Q: Why do students in the US call teachers
4y theirfirst names? In my county, this is
A: Most of us don't. It really depends
in most cases on the personal
preferences of the professors. In a
regular university class, we usually use
"Doctor" or "Professor" plus the
person's last name. Or, if they don't
have a PhD degree, we might use
"Mr." or I.,". At the ELI, though,
we are a little less formal-on purpose.
We try to foster a more conversational
environment in order to get students
While one person hesitates because he
feels inferior, the other is busy making
mistakes and becoming superior.
Henry C Link
IT UNIVERSITY of
English Language Institute
PO Box 117051
315 Norman Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-7051, USA
Phone: (352) 392-2070
Fax: (352) 392-3744