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ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Title: ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Language: English
Creator: English Language Institute, University of Florida
Publisher: English Language Institute
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: October 28, 2011
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Highlights Welcome Notes from the Office Notes about the Weekly Student Voices T h e ELI Weekly Welcome! Our Director, Megan Forbes has a message for you : Welcome students! On behalf of the facu lty, language assistants, staff and administration, I would like to welcome you to the University of Florida English Language Institute. If you are a returning student, welcome back! If you are a new student, we hope you come to love UF as much as we all do. We hope you soon We hope that in our classes our many years of experience combined with the new research found at an AAU university can help you achieve your goal of learning English. You should kno w that each and every one of our teachers and language assistants will be doing everything they can to help you achieve your goals. I hope you can tell how much everyone enjoys teaching and learning here. But, no matter how strong a program we have, we ca n always find ways to improve it. If you have suggestions, please share them with us. We want you to love the classes here as much as we do. Of course, you are not here simply to attend class you could have stayed home to do that! The great benefit t o studying English in the US is that you are surrounded by English every day. Here at the ELI we provide you with every opportunity to practice English. We have two language assistants (LAs) to help with every level. We have a trip with these LAs every Saturday. We have afternoon activities with LAs every single day after class. We have a conversation partner program. We regularly volunteer in the community. We publish the Student Voices each semester and the ELI Weekly each week. In short, we try to provide every opportunity possible for you to use the language you are learning. I urge you to take advantage of all of these opportunities. I promise, if you were to speak to all of your friends studying English at other universities, you would not f ind any program which provides the number of hours of English language practice we have here at the get involved outside of class! So, in closing, Welcome! And always Speak English and Go Gators! Dea dlines Please turn in all the required paperwork by Tuesday, November 1 st or you may not be allowed to attend classes. Tuition: Tuition will be due before 1:30pm S ee Judith Strack in Room 315 Norman f or any questions you have about your tuition Drop/Add : T he l ast opportunity to add or drop class is by 4: 3 0pm. Immunization : Proof of immunizations is due by 4: 3 0pm Health Insurance : Proof of immunizations is du e by 4: 3 0pm No exceptions Questions We want all of you to feel as comfortable as possible while you are studying with us here at the ELI. If you have any questions, your teachers, your Language Assistants, our staff members or administrators are here to help you, so please ask us anything. For specific questions about I 20 s and other immigration matters or university or community college admi ssions please see Daryl Bish our Admissions Coordinator in 315 Norman For personal problems, questions about insurance and immunization, or apartment concerns see Emily Kirby, the Student Life Coordinator in 316 Norman The Next Trip : Saturday Th is week, on Saturday, October 29 th we will be enjoying The Welcome Picnic. WHEN: Saturday, October 29 th at 11:00 am. WHERE : A t Broward Beach across 13 th Street from the ELI. COST: This trip is completely FREE! The Next Trip: Monday The ELI invi tes you to come to our Halloween Costume Party on Monday, October 31st, the night of Halloween. The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 116, Special October 28, 2011

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When: The Halloween party will be from 6:30pm to 9:30 pm. WHERE : Gainesville Place Clubhouse at 2800 SW 35th Place Gainesville, FL 32608 COST: This trip is completely FREE as well! Notes from the Office Phone Home: If you haven't called home to let your family know you are here, please try to do it as soon as possible. Class Attendance: Remember, your attendance is very, very important. Your teachers are t aking note of both your absences and your tardies in every class every day. Feeling Sick? You may send your teachers an email from home or talk to them when you get back. If you are going to be out for 3 or more days, please call the office and let us know Turns: When the office is crowded, please try to wait your turn. If everyone is patient, things move in a swifter and more orderly manner. Everyone will be served eventually. Smoking: T here is no smoking ANYWHERE on the UF campus. This m eans you should not be smoking anywhere on campus, including the courtyard inside Norman Hall the private property surrounding Norman Hall, or any other building on the UF campus Fire Drills/Alarms : Please remember, whenever you hear a fire alarm, whethe r in Norman Hall or in any other building, you need to leave the building quickly and quietly. Getting out in an orderly and expedient fashion may well save your life. Also, please note that the fire alarms must never, ever be pulled by anyone other than building management unless there is an actual emergency. Falsely pulling a fire alarm is against the law. Student Mailbox : Please come to the office from time to time and check the mailbox for any mail that you may have. If you are waiting for something and do not see it, however, you may assume that it has not come yet, and you will not need to ask in the office. Lost and Found: If you lose personal items in Norman Hall be sure to check in the ELI Main Office. If you lose personal items in other buildi ngs, check with the main office of the building; they might have saved it. Birthdays Each week, this section of the ELI Weekly will list all of the birthdays for our students and staff that occur during the week. REMEMBER: in the US, the birth date is wri tten month/day/year. If you submitted yours as day/month/year on your forms, then it will appear wrong in the Weekly For those of you that this may happen to, we apologize in advance. The following are ELI Birthdays for the week of October 28 November 3 : Students: October 28: Abdullah Alshemali October 31: Dongmin Choi November 1: Faisal Alajmi November 1: Mohammed Albalawi Staff: October 2 8 : Judith Strack November 3: Marpessa Reitbergen Happy Birthday, one and all! Student Voices Every semeste r, we publish a collection of works written by you our students in the ELI Student Voices edited by Steve Flocks You may submit anything of your work that you wish Past submissions have included essays, poetry, creative stories, class projects, and oth er interesting works on a variety of topics. If you want to turn something in for publication, simply give it to your teacher, or e ma i l Steve at sflocks@ufl.edu. Include your name and class on your submission. Teachers, this makes for a great project for all classes -not just Reading/Writing. Let's see what you can do! Sports and Activities T he Cultural Immersion staff along with your Language Assistants, are holding regular sports and activities each evening of the week. We also have a trip with these LAs every Saturday Details will be on the Activities Board outside Room 315 and in each Weekly Manners, Cult ure and Grammar I would like to greet you personally as your ELI Weekly Editor, Melina Jimenez You will receive the Weekly eac h week during your Reading/Writing class. Each week, the ELI Weekly answers your questions If you want to know how Americans behave in certain situations or why they do the things they do, ask me. If you want to know how to say something correctly or wh y we say things the way we do, ask me. You may ask me in person (Room 331E), email me at evestar@ufl.edu or put them in my mailbox (ELI Office, Room 315, box marked Jimenez ) anytime the office is open. Teachers and Language Assistants, make this an activ ity to get your students thinking. I need more questions! If you missed an issue of the Weekly you can find it in the ELI Homepage at http://www.eli.ufl.edu/publications.htm. Quote of the Week A smile is the universal welcome. Max Eastman