* New Activities Schedule
The ELI Weekly
T he Weekly Newsletter of
the English Language Institute
Volume 108, Issue 12
This Saturday, April 4th, we're headed to
Historic St. Augustine! St. Augustine is
the oldest European city in the U.S.,
founded in 1565. While there, you can
do a LOT! You can spend all day in the
really beautiful OLD CITY and walk
through the SPANISH QUARTER,
which has lots of RESTAURANTS and
SHOPPING See the CASTILLO DE
SAN MARCOS. the most well
preserved example of a Spanish fort in
the U.S with reenactments and real
cannons. Beaches! See lots of
*Oldest Wooden School House
See the famous FOUNTAIN OF
YOUTH. Go to RIPLEY'S BELIEVE
IT OR NOT museum. See the
BASILICA CATHEDRAL, and much,
WHEN: Saturday, April 4th. We will
meet at Norman Garage at 10:00 AM.
We will return somewhere between 6
PM and 10 PM. We will go rain or
COST: You can bring spending
money for the museums and food. The
historic sites and museums are generally
between $5 and $10 each for admission.
Come for FUN and lots of U.S.
The ELI's Institutional TOEFL will be
given on Friday, April 17th, at 2pm The
Registration Schedule for the TOEFL is
FULL-TIME ELI STUDENTS
Friday, April 3rd, 2:30pm
Friday, April 3rd, 4pm
PART-TIME and NON-ELI
Tuesday, April 14, 9:30am
Part timers, remember that you also
must sign up in the ELI Main Office
ASAP in order to have a space at
IMPORTANTNOTE #1 You
MUST be on time. If you arrive even
ONE MINUTE late, you will not be
permitted to register at the regular time.
You will have to register with the part-
time and non-students, and you will be
permitted to register only if there is
space. You :.'-also have to pav a late fee of
-,' There ,.'be no exceptions.
IMPORTANTNOTE #2: The
registration takes about an hour. No
one will be allowed to leave until it is
finished and we have matched your IDs
to your forms and we have taken them
all and counted them. Please do not
make any plans that may conflict with
Everyone, bring A PICTURE ID AND
A NUMBER 2 PENCIL to registration.
We do not have enough pencils to give
each person one.
The ELI Class picture for Spring, 2009
will be taken at the front of Tigert Hall
on SW 13th Street on Tuesday, March
31s, at 2:45pm. We will walk over
together from Norman Hall at 2:30
from L/S Classes or LA hours. For
classes not in Norman Hall, please gauge
your time to arrive at Tigert Hall by 2:45.
For any and all students not taking
Listening/Speaking classes, as well as all
other teachers, LAs, and any other ELI
personnel who wants to participate, we
very much would like to encourage you
to come and join us for the picture
* St Augustine
Next weekend, we will be going to
Skate Station Funworks right here in
Gainesville. Details will be on the
Activities Board and in next week's
Q: What's the
' between a i, 1,:-,' and
A: Not as much as there used to be;
colleges lately seem to be taking the
name university even though they aren't
big enough. Traditionally, the main
difference is that a university is a larger
institution made up of many colleges.
Q: Is the word 'redneck" discriminating?
A: Like so many words in this category,
it depends on who's using it and how it's
used. The term traditionally refers to
less-educated, rural southerners
(working out in the sun tends to
produce a "red neck"). It can be used
by such people in a gentle, fun way, but
it also can be directed at people to say
that you think they are ignorant or
backward. In general, unless you're sure,
it's best to avoid using such terms.
Q: Why are women so hard to understand?
A: Well, I'd tell you to ask one, but you
might not understand the answer.
Q: Can we use FANBOYS (for, and, nor,
but, or, yet, so) conjunctions in otherplaces in
the sentence other than between two clauses?
A: Some of them. The conjunctions
and, but, or, and yet can be used between
single words or phrases in the
conjunction sense. The word neither has
to be added to nor in other situations.
For and so don't work as conjunctions
other than between sentences.
> Library Fines and Infirmary
Fees-Since we're coming closer to
the end of the semester, we just
want to remind you that now is a
good time to think about clearing
up any fees and fines that you might
have with the university. If there
are any outstanding balances owed,
UFI English Language Institute
I UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA
English Language Institute
PO Box 117051
315 Norman Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-7051, USA
Phone: (352) 392-2070
Fax: (352) 392-3744
we won't be able to release any of
your academic information or
certificates to you, and you will not
be permitted to take the ELI
> Part-time students and TOEFL:
Part time students, don't forget-if
you wish to take the ELI TOEFL
with the other students, you must
actually sign up for it in the ELI
Main Office, Room 315. If you
have not already done so, please go
and sign up as soon as possible.
The following are ELI birthdays from
April 5: Adoonka (Ball) Kwankaew
None this week.
To die is nothing, but it is terrible not to