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The ELI Weekly
T he Weekly Newsletter of
the English Language Institute
Volume 111, Issue 11
Farewell Barbara, Hello Daryl!
m A dearfriend retires
Our dear friend and
colleague and Admissions Officer,
Barbara Earp, retired on March 26th.
Barbara was with us as an instructor
early on, and she was our Admissions
Officer for what seems like a lifetime!
Her service to the ELI and the warm
feelings that accompany her as she starts
a new chapter in her life cannot be
overstated. But don't worry that you
won't see her...Barbara intends to come
back to UF to teach, either in linguistics
training teachers, or here at the ELI, as
early as the Fall 2010 Semester.
Meanwhile, you can always contact her
at bhess2010(, i _,, ii. .i ,,
In the meantime,
everyone please give
a warm welcome to
the new occupant of
what was Barbara's
office, our new
Coordinator Daryl Bish. Daryl has been
a part of the ELI family for a very long
time; he served as a Language Assistant
and CIP Assistant, a TA, a regular
instructor, and as a core faculty member
before stepping into Barbara's
considerable shoes. For a time, Daryl
also was director of the ESL program at
Central Florida Community College, so
he has experience navigating the
sometimes rough and always interesting
regulations that get you here and help
keep you here for your studies. So,
when you have questions about your I-
20 and admission, Daryl is now the
person to see!
> 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, we won't be able to release
any of your academic information
or certificates to you.
This coming Saturday, April 10th, we will
be staying here in Gainesville for the 41st
Annual Downtown Spring Arts
The Spring Arts Festival is the oldest
annual arts festival tradition in North
Central Florida. The festival will have
singing, dancing (from around the
world!), art, and jewelry from the around
the United States. Often, the jewelry and
art aren't too expensive and they make
great souvenirs to send home! Last
year, over 128,000 people attended the
festival. Don't miss out on your chance
to experience this tradition and beautiful
If you would like to join the ELI, meet
at the Norman Garage at 11:30 am on
Saturday. The cost is FREE. You only
need money for what you would like to
buy. We will take the bus since
downtown is so close and parking can
be difficult. Please sign up on the
Activities Board by 3pm Thursday if you
would like to go.
Be sure to wear comfortable walking
Join us; it's a fantastic day of.' -i..,
entertainment, and a great variety of
Can you believe that the end of the
semester is almost upon us? Next
weekend, we will be holding our End-
of-Semester Barbecue! Details will be
on the Activities Board and in Next
The following are ELI birthdays from
April 9: Abdullah Hamad
April 9: YoungjuJu
April 9: Hassan Buhamad
April 11: Jisun Oh
April 13: Abdullah Al Sairafi
April 15: Jae Sum Lee
None this week!
Happy Birthday, one and all!
Q: Which is better to calla teacher...
Mr/I \ .. name, teacher, orpmfessor?
A: Here at the ELI, none of the above.
We use first names. If the teacher has
no doctorate, then Mr./ 1. Lastname is
okay, but it's generally too formal for us
here. Professor or Doctor Last name is
okay if the teacher does have a
doctorate. "Teacher" is not generally
appropriate for adults. That's what we
usually use when we are small children.
However, there are a few ELI teachers
who don't mind if you use this one.
Q: What do Americans do after retirement?
A: Lots of different things. Some get
part time jobs just to keep busy, some
travel, some play a lot ofgolf, and some
rest. My own parents went to Disney
World to live.
Q: Do I have to dress up when I go to a club?
A: Depends on the club. Ask
somebody who generally goes to the one
you're interested in.
Q: When can you use connectors between
A: Whenever you need to show the
connection between two ideas.
Connectors generally show addition,
contrast, cause/effect, or condition.
Q: What's the
' between until and
A: It's the same word, just shortened.
We use the short form usually in
conversation. We use the full word in
formal writing or formal speech.
Interestingly, there is also a newer
written form of 'tilthat is becoming
more acceptable: till
This is the last week, everyone! Steve
wants to let you know that the deadline
for Student Voices submissions is fast
approaching. We would like to have
everything in by Friday, April 9th.
Submissions can include any student
work that you might like to see in print.
You can submit your entries for the
Voices to your teacher or you may put
them directly in Steve's mailbox in the
ELI Main Office (Room 315) marked
Flocks. Let's see what you can come up
We change, whether we like it or not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I U English Language Institute
U 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