ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089998/00203
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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: July 1, 2011
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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Highlights Midterm Picnic New CIP Coordinator Birthdays Manners T h e ELI Weekly Midterm Picnic! Join us and meet your new peers! This Saturday will be a fun day in the sun to welcome the new ELI students! All ELI students, staff, and friends are invited. There will be food, games, sports, and great conversations. Come by and make a new friend or two! WHEN: Saturday, July 2 nd at 12:00pm. 4395 after 9:30am to see if the picnic has been moved. Summer C students, please sign up on the activities board by 4:00 PM on Thursday, June 30 th so we know how much food to order. WHERE : Behind Broward and Yulee Halls (across 13 th Street from the ELI). WHAT TO BRING: Wear tennis shoes and sunblock. We will provide the food so come hungry COST: This trip is completely FREE! Everyone is Welcome! Notes from the Office Independence Day Holiday On Monday July 4 th there will be no ELI classes and the ELI offices will be closed for our Independence Day holiday. RTS buses will not be running, either. Class Attendance Remember, your attendance is very, very important. E very 3 tardies counts as 1 hour of absence, and you are limited in the number of hours you can miss If you have any questions about your attendance, be sure to ask your teachers as soon as possible Lost and Found Be sure to check in the ELI Main Office if you lose anything in the classrooms or in the hallways. The lost and found box is usually full of interesting stuff! Bulletin Boards Students, please do not post anything on any of the ELI bulletin boards without obtaining permission from the ELI Main Office, Room 315. Congratulations Noreen! Everyone at the ELI would like to congratulate Noreen! Beginning on July 11 th she will be th e new Director of the ELI at the University of West Florida. Of course, we will also be very sad to say goodbye to her. Noreen has been at the ELI for over 20 years. Everyone now knows Noreen as the Cultural Immersion Program Coordinator, but she has als o been a teacher, a TA, the academic coordinator, the assistant director and the interim director. It is hard to imagine the ELI without her here. be Saturday, July 2 nd So, be sure to stop by her office or come to the picnic on Saturday to congratulate her and say goodbye! New CIP Coordinator The ELI is conducting a nation wide search for a new CIP Coordinator. Fortunately, Nate Bloemke has agreed to be the Interim CIP Coordinator until our search is over. Thank you Nate! Many of you know Nate as a teacher and a TA, but before he was a teacher, Nate was the CIP program assistant. We know he will do a great job when Noreen leaves. Please stop by to say congratulations to Nate! The Next Trip Our next ELI activity will be the Pool Party on Saturday, July 9 th Details will be on the Activities Board and in the next Weekly The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 120 Issue 7 July 1, 2011


Birthdays The following are ELI Birthdays for the week of July 1 7 : Students: July 1 : Kariem Ghazal July 1: Sangbum Jang July 3 : Saleh Alharbi Staff: None this week! Happy Birthday, one and all! Manners and Culture Q: If I am late to an appointment with an American, what should I do? A: The main thing that you should do when it is unavoidable is to call as late. Calling after the fact is better the person informed at the time they are waiting. Here in the US, we c onsider it rude, arrogant, and selfish to be late without a good reason (like, -and borderline unforgivable to not show up without calling personally It implies to us that you think that your own time is more important than ours. Q: Sometimes friends offer me rides because A: friends who do it a lot, then you might want to occasionally offer to buy them some gas, particularly these days. For example, they wear shorts to school. A: This is not so much an American thing as it is a Florida thing. Fashion here is just much more casual than in some other parts of the coun try largely due to the weather and the resort like atmosphere that pervades much of the state. comfortable to wear shorts and sandals than to wear dresses and heels or slacks and loafers. Grammar borrow and lend ? between take and give You borrow something from someone. That someone lends it to you. Interestingly, we are involved in a shift in usage. Also, t rapidly disappearing and being re placed by what used to be Can I borrow a pen from you? Could you loan /lend me a pen? Incorrect: Could you borrow me a pen? and ? A: show something using evidence. The investigator proved that the suspect committed the crime by using proof. Quote of the Week Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth, or the only truth. Charles A. Dana 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