Title: 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
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Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: October 10, 2006
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ELI Weekl y

The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute October 10, 2006

IFlu Shots

2006 Influenza Prevention Campaign

The Student Health Care Center (SHCC) will begin the annual
campus wide Influenza Prevention Campaign starting the week of
October 23rd. UF students and staff who are in the high risk
category are encouraged to get their flu shots during this first week
at the Infirmary Building and SHCC at Shands (Room D2-49
Dental Tower of Health Science Center).

The High Risk Category includes:
/ People with chronic illness like asthma, diabetes,a nd
/ People age 50 and older
/ Pregnant Women
/ Caregivers of children under 6 months of age
/ People caring for a family member with cancer or any
disease that suppresses of the immune system.

For those of us at the ELI who are not in the high-risk category, we
can get our flu shots on November 3rd from 9 11AM. The shots
will be administered in Norman Hall in Room 158. The cost is $5
for students and $20 for employees.

Inside this issue:
Flu Shots Student Events Manners and Culture

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The ELI Weekly will now feature a
new section dedicated to posting
students' news, notices, events, etc.
These aren't ELI sponsored events,
but events and news that your
fellow students want to tell you
about. If you have some
information that you would like
included in this section, please
email our editor, Jen Ramos at
Senmleij@hotmail.com or slip a note
into her mailbox: Ramos.

This week' s student event is:
The Ramadan Fast-a-thon,
submitted by Karim Alobayyed

Join the Ramadan Fast-a-thon and
help combat hunger in Gainesville!
Here's how it works: for every
person that fasts on Monday,
October 16th, local businesses will
donate money to St. Francis House,
Gainesville's local emergency soup
kitchen. By going hungry for the
day someone less fortunate than
you will get to eat in your place.
Don't worry though, you won't
starve to death. At the end of the
fast (sunset on the 16th), there will
be an international feast in the
Grand Ballroom in the Reitz Union
for all to attend. To sign up visit the
Ramadan Fast-a-thon/Islam on
Campus Table in Turlington Plaza
or go to www.islamoncampus. com.
If you have any questions or would
like more information please email
Omar Ishaq at oishaq@,ufl. edu or
call 850-319-7103.

Q: Why do women in the U.S. decide to have children at an old

A: Well, I guess it depends what you consider "old" to be. I can
give you some statistics: The average age for first-time mothers in
2002 was 25 years old. States with a higher average (27-28 years
old) included: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York,
and New Jersey. States with a lower average (23 years old)
included: Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahama and New Mexico.
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau)

Over the last 30 years, the age of first-time mothers has steadily
increased. We associate this "delay" in having children with:
advanced education, careers and professional persuits, and waiting
longer to get married.

Q: Everyone says Americans speak only one language, English,
but I've met many people in Gainesville who speak 2 or 3.

A: For all of us who think our mono-lingual reputation is
undeserved, we thank you for noticing. Yes, many Americans have
a second language through parents or grandparents who immigrated
from other countries, or through education or living abroad. I'm
sure many people enjoy trying to communicate with you in your
native language if they have some knowledge of it. So you know,
besides English, Spanish is the most commonly spoken language in
the U.S. After Spanish, few realize that French is spoken regularly
in more American homes more than any other language (1.6
million). (source: Wikipedia)

More than a million Americans also speak German, Italian, and
Chinese. And among the top languages spoken by Americans at
home is one that has been spoken in this country longer than
English and Spanish-Navajo.

Ifyou have a question about U.S. manners and culture, please
e-mail our ELI Weekly editor, Jen Ramos, atjenmlej@hotmail.com,
or put questions in her mailbox (marked Ramos in the ELI Main

In an effort to give you more time
dedicated to studying for your mid-term
exams, the ELI has not planned any
weekend trips or activities for this
coming weekend: Oct. 14-15th

Next weekend you can look forward to
attending the Craft Fair. More
information to come in next week's
ELI Weekly.

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