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
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: English Language Institute, University of Florida
Publisher: English Language Institute
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: March 19, 2012
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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, March 2 4 th we are holding our second major Volunteer Day of the spring 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, teach ers, and staff will meet and head to the different sites. Please sign up on the Activities Board for your choice of activity by 4pm on Thursday, March 22 nd There is no cost to volunteer. Wear old, comfortable clothes and closed shoes You should bring water to each volunteering activity. Wilmot Gardens : Come plant flowers and trees and help make this on campus garden beautiful Meet at the Norman Garage at 8:15am. Two Tail Ranch : We will be cleaning up the entrance to the ranch and helping with the landscaping. M eet at the Norman Garage at 8:15 am. Rabbit Rescue : We will be cleaning cages and liter boxes, grooming the rabbits, and taking them out for exercise Meet at the Norman Garage at 8:15 am. St. Francis House : We will be pre paring food and feeding the homeless Meet at the Norman Garage at 9:30a m. Emeritus: Interact with elderly residents, play Wii games, and practice your English. Great fun for the whole family! Meet at the Norman Garage at 2:00 p m. If you have any questions about any of the activities, see Raquel in the CIP Office, Room 318. The Next Trip Ne xt weekend, we will be going to St. Augustine This is a bus trip. PLEASE reserve your spot on the bus by signing up and buying a bus pass early. You can begin buying bus passes Monday, March 19th between 9am and 12:30pm (starting 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday) from Nate in Norman 318. Please bring $20 cash, exact change, and your Gator 1 ID cards. Details about the trip will be on the Activities Board and in next week Weekly Student Voices Deadline T hree more weeks, 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 6 th Submissions can include any student work that you might like to see in print. You can submit your entries for the Voices to mail at sflocks@ufl.edu Let's see what you can come up with! Summer C 2012 Deadlines If you are returning for the Summer semester, please be aware of the following deadlines. Check in online, by phone, fax, email or in person : Summer C students : Between May 10 May 15, 2012 Summer B students : B etween June 21 June 25, 2012 P ay tuition online Summer C students : before May 15 Summer B students : before June 25 If you are going home, and want to return to the United States, before you leave, you must get your I 20 signed. When you return, you must bring your new I 94 to the main office and you must report to t he Student Health Care Center for a PPD evaluation. Students returning for the Summer B term must contact Daryl 30 days prior to June 25 (May 25) in order to request a change from If you are taking a vacation seme ster, you must let us know before May 21, 2012. If you do not check in on time, there will be a $100 fee and you may not be permitted to enroll. The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 117, Issue 9 March 19, 2012


Notes from the Office Be courteous! Please treat everyone, including your teachers, LAs, office staff, and classmates respectfully by not say bad words in English nor in your native language. This also means speaking softly in the hallways and using English ELI Video Competition: Rememb er to submit on your videos soon The deadline is Friday, April 20 th in the CIP Office (Rm 318) Check the ELI Facebook page for more details. Immunizations & Insurance: Remember that if you received a green note from Emily, you need to take care of it im mediately. Please understand the note. If you have to miss class because of an issue with immunizations or insurance, it counts as an absence. Birthdays The following are ELI Birthdays for the week of March 19 to Marc h 25. I also missed one Students: March 17: Chen C ao March 19: Jose Coello Ortiz March 19: Sooyoun Choi March 20 : Latifah Almulhim March 20: Hye Won Lee March 24: Hyung Rai Oh March 25: Majed Alasmari Staff: None this week. Happy Birthday, one and all! Spring B Places of Origin The following is a list of the many places of origin of our new Spring B students: Bolivia Brazil Chile Iraq Japan Korea Kuwait Libya Saudi Arabia Thailand Turkey Manners and Culture Q: Why do Americans use so much plastic? A: Plastic is cheap convenient, very versatile and easy to mold. As a nation more awareness of the negative effects, though, and trying not to throw it away. Q: I often see American flags in front of restaurants, classrooms, houses, buildings and so on. In my country, we hang our flag only on specific days. I wonder why American flags are always hanging outside? A: Just a simple cultural point for us. The fla g is a very strong symbol of patriotism in the US, and it has been for most of our existence. Study the lyrics to our national anthem seeing the flag in the middle of a battle. he State of Florida that requires that all state classrooms must have one! Grammar Q: not and non ? the words. They mean the same thing, which since they can have slightly different meanings. The children are not interested in the case. The children are uninterested in the case. The judge is disinterested in the case. A: passive. In the 1980s, magicians started using hat they did in their jobs. Look at the following examples: The Statue of Liberty disappeared. The Statue of Liberty was disappeared by David Copperfield. David Copperfield disappeared the Statue of Liberty. Quote of the Week Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life round. Leo Buscaglia 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