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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: December 9, 2011
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Highlights Commencement Exit Testing Reminders Spring 2012 Classes T h e ELI Weekly Commencement Congratulations, everyone. It's been a long and tough semester, and you should all be proud of the excellent work you have done in all of your classes. This coming week is very busy with testing and end of semester activities, so please read this issue o f the ELI Weekly carefully to make sure you know about all of the things you need to do to wrap up the term. This will be the last issue of the Weekly for the Fall T erm, 20 1 1 The ELI Commencement Ceremony will be held in the Reitz Union Auditorium on Fr iday, De c ember 1 6 th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Students, Language Assistants, teachers, and administrators, please join us for this special occasion. Students will receive their grades and class photos after the ceremony. Everyone is encouraged to dre ss up for the occasion! Exit Test Schedule On Thursday, December 15 th we will be giving the CELT, our exit test. There are no regular ELI classes on this day. There will be no late exams and no late students admitted to the exams. All ELI students are required to attend and take the test in order to receive a certificate from the ELI. The schedule is as follows; sections refer to Reading/Writing classes. Morning Exit Test : 8:30 to 1 0:30 NRN 313 RW20 NRN 340 RW21 NRN 309 RW2 2 NRN 311 RW23 NRN 166 RW30,31,32 NRN 278 RW33,1,5 Afternoon Exit Test : 12:30 to 2:20 NRN 137 All other classes: RW 10,11 RW 2,3,4, 6, 7 RW 40,41,42,43,44, 45 RW 50,51,59 RW 60 all PT students not taking RW Please be on time. This means arrive 5 to 15 minutes early. If you arrive late to the test, you will not be permitted to take it, and you will not receive a certificate from the ELI. The Weekend Trip T his Saturday, December 10 th we are holding our End of Semester Barbec ue at Lake Wauburg forget to sign up on the Activities Board before 5pm on Thursday December 8 th Reminders Safety strangers off the side of the road. Immunizations gotten your immunizations done, we will not be able to give you the Exit Package that has your grades, certificate, and class photo. Fines and Fees : Pay your library fines and your infirmary fees. sure how to do this, Emily has a handout on her door (Norman 316) with instructions. Remember that if you fail to pay your fin e s and fees, you Afternoon Activities : This is the last week of afternoon activities, so come out one last time and hang out with your friends, LAs, and maybe even your teachers. Spring 2012 Classes Are you bored of taking LS, RW, and GM classes? Sign up for one of these substitute electives instead! Detailed descriptions are now up on the ELI Announcement Bulletin B oard, The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 116 Issue 14 December 9, 2011

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across the hall from the Activities Board Conversation Strategies Reading And Writing Across Genres Writing & Grammar For Writing Business English Are you studying for the TOEFL or IELTS ? Sign up for one of those to get more help in a structured setting You can sign up at the beginning of the Spring semester. Note: If you are conditionally admitted to the UF Graduate School, you should NOT take a substitute elective unless you ha ve exi ted out of the 60 level for that skill. Birthdays The following are ELI Birthdays for the period December 9 31 : Students: December 15 : Ibraahim Alsanad December 16: Isabel Belloso Romero December 16: Cadma Silva December 17 : Julio Pazmino December 17: SowailemAlsowailem December 17: Yeonoh Jeong December 18 : Thamer Tabbakh December 18: Prisca Yamba Goeleyen December 18 : Leonce Song Naba December 19: AbdulazizAlshehri December 20: Fatemah Al Marzooq December 21 : Javier Gutierrez Medina December 21: Cheng Hsiang Yen December 21: Salman Albardi December 22: A bdullah Alsuhaimi December 22 : Giovanni Prati December 23 : Rwan Blaisi December 24: Bandar Alanazi December 24: Jaeseok Seo December 25 : Hsiao Chia Hu December 25 : Rashid Alhajeri December 26: Ali Buhamad December 27: Amro Alsaggaf December 27: Anas Alsaggaf December 29: Naif Aldujin December 29 : Francisca Leal G arvajalino December 31 : Saidou Kafando December 31 : Asim Qasem December 31 : Wennemi Sandwidi Staff: December 12: Zoe Witty Grammar a sentence or a paragraph? A: You should avoid using FANBOYS at the beginning of a sentence in academic writing Use a conjunctive or You can use FANBOYS at the beginning when quotation. Here are some examples to illustrate this: Conversational : And you should talk vacation. Academic : Also, you should talk to Daryl vacation. Notice that the Quote of the Week is also an example of this guideline and when to break it. Manners and Culture Q: Why do Americans ignore grammar rules when speaking? A: Nearly everyone does, to some extent. This is how we create slang and idiom and how language evolves over time. Language is not a static, spoken by a nearly infinite variety of people with a nearly infinite va riety of thoughts and ideas. Think about it. When you speak in your native language with your friends, does it sound exactly like the language you are formally taught in school? D oes it sound like the exact same language that your grandparents or even yo ur parents use when they speak to their friends? My motto is, learn the rules and then learn how to break them, so you can sound more like a native speaker! Quote of the Week A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments of lifetime s is certain for those who are friends. Richard Bach English Language Institute PO Box 117051 315 Norman Hall Gainesville, FL 3 2611 7051, USA Phone: (352) 392 2070 Fax: (352) 392 3744 Email: StudyEnglish@eli.ufl.edu Webpage: www.eli.ufl.edu