ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089998/00185
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Title: ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: English Language Institute, University of Florida
Publisher: English Language Institute
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: January 28, 2011
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Highlights Volunteer Day Notes from the Office Birthdays Manners T h e ELI Weekly Volunteer Day Help others while helping yourself! This Saturday, January 29 th we are holding our first Volunteer Day of the fall term. This is your chance to help out the community while practicing your English in a real life environment. Below is a description of the volunteer activities going on this weekend. We will meet at different times. Students, language assistants, teachers, and staff will meet a nd head to the different sites. Please sign up on the Activities Board for your choice of activity by 4pm on Thursday, January 2 7 th There is no cost to volunteer. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. You should bring water to each volunteering activ ity Mill Creek Horse Farm Help groom, pet, and feed retired horses from 8:15am 12noon Meet at Norman Garage. Emeritus Play games and talk with elderly people of Gainesville from 1:45 4pm Meet at the Cabana Beach club house St. Francis House Help with projects inside and outside the homeless shelter from 8:40am 1 pm. Meet at Norman Garage. We ar work clothes! Angel Food Ministries Come assist in collecting, packaging and distributing food for homeless shelters. from 8 11 :30 a m. Meet at Norman Garage and wear clothes that can get dirty. If you have any questions about any of the activities, see Ximena in the CIP Office, Room 318. Have a great day, everyone! Notes from the Office ELI T Shirts we have the ELI T Sh irts for sale in the ELI main office, $10 each, sizes S, M, L, X L, 2X, cash only, exact change, sold from 8:30am 1:3 0pm. Class Attendance Remember, your attendance is very, very important. Your teachers are taking note of both your absences and your tardies in every class every day. tardies equals one absence. Student Mailbox to check the student mailbox in the main office from time to time. There is mail for some returning students already. Also, if you had your of ficial TOEFL scores sent here to the ELI, they are in the box now. The Next Trip Next weekend, we will be going to Tampa to Busch Gardens This is a van trip. Transportation: PLEASE reserve your spot on a van by signing up and paying $20 in the CIP Office on Wednesday, January 26 th between 9:20 1:30. (Cash only, exact change, non refundable.) Details about the trip will be on the Weekly Birthdays The following are ELI Birthdays for the week of January 28 Feb 3 : Students: January 30: Reyner Martinez Rodriguez February 2: Fahad Al Wadhadi February 2: Wen Zhao Chen February 2: Minjeong Hwang February 2: Chang Sheng Lee Staff: None th is week! Happy Birthday, one and all! The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 11 4 Issue 3 January 28 201 1


Manners and Culture deodorant and the classroom smells strong sometimes. Is it okay if I tell them? okay if I do here. Folks, this is always something of a problem for us, given the multicultural nature of the ELI and very common or even basically socially required in others. Here in the US, we do have people who actively protest and get quite angry when people indicate that they might benefit from the use of deodorant, but even a great majority of us do use it, too. If you come from a culture t hat you probably smell pretty strong to your classmates and maybe even some of your teachers. If you are course, but people are probably talking about it. Now, with all that having b een said, I would also tell you that if you have a very, very good friend who might come from a non deodorant culture and who has a very strong aroma, and you think that people are in fact talking about them probably okay to go ahead in extreme private to let them know. Q: Why are the teachers really strict with punctuality? A: Well, first and foremost, they are all required by official ELI policy to be strict with both punctuality and attendance. Also, i rong cultural point of view for us. To be late it indicates that you think that your own time is more valuable get things going for all the stude nts if Grammar Q: was coined in the 1980s by magicians to refer to the act of making something disappear. So, the probably going to be understood. Q: A Q: Quote of the Week Me fail English? That unpossible! Ralph Wiggum English Language Institute PO Box 117051 315 Norman Hall Gainesville, FL 32611 7051, USA Phone: (352) 392 2070 Fax: (352) 392 3744 Email: StudyEnglish@eli.ufl.edu Webpage: www.eli.ufl.edu