The EIT Weekly
Join us for a holiday meal!
On Friday, November 20th at 5pm, we will
be holding The ELI International
Thanksgiving Potluck! This is a great
opportunity to celebrate an important
holiday in the US by joining with the ELI
family to give thanks and enjoy some
Thanksgiving in the US is a time to
gather with friends and family to give
thanks for all the good things in our
lives, enjoy each other's company, and
eat delicious food. The ELI celebrates
the holiday as an international potluck.
ELI staff, teachers, administrators, and
LA's will bring traditional Thanksgiving
Day food like turkey and cranberry
sauce, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, and
Everyone should bring a traditional food
from their own country to share. You
should bring enough to feed 5 to 10
people. You should bring a serving
utensil for your dish, but there is no
need to bring plates, napkins, knives,
forks, spoons, cups, or drinks. Be sure
to bring a note card that says your name,
your country, the name of your dish, and
the major ingredients of your dish. For
example, you might write:
(Potatoes, Mills Butter)
We will meet at the Hampton Inn and
Suites in Downtown Gainesville. If you
need to carpool from Norman Hall, let
us know on the sign-up sheet.
All teachers, staff, administrators,
language assistants, and students who
would like to go should sign up on the
Activities Board by Wednesday,
November 18th. Please also sign up for
what type of food you will bring.
It's almost that time, 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 Monday, December 7th.
Submissions can include any student
work that you might like to see in print.
You can submit your entries for the
Voices to your teacher or you may put
them directly in Steve's mailbox in the
ELI Main Office (Room 315) marked
Flocks. Let's see what you can come up
The ELI's Institutional TOEFL will be
given on Friday, December 11h, at 2pm.
The Registration Schedule for the
TOEFL is as follows:
FULL-TIME ELI STUDENTS
Friday, December 4t, 1pm
Room 250 NRN
REGISTRATION (for students who
go to Mosque)
Friday, December 4h, 3:30pm
Room 250 NRN
PART-TIME ELI Students and
Tuesday, December 8h, 9:35am
Room 250 NRN
Part timers, remember that you also
must sign up in the ELI Main Office
ASAP in order to have a space at
If you have a problem and cannot
register at vour assigned time, please
come to the ELI Main Office BEFORE
WEDNESDAY. December 2_d to
receive a different registration time.
IMPORTANTNOTE #1 You
MUST be on time. If you arrive even
ONE MINUTE late, you will not be
permitted to register at the regular time.
You will have to register with the part-
time and non-students, and you will be
permitted to register only if there is
space. You :.''also have topay a latefee of
-' There .' be no exceptions.
The Weekly Newsletter o
the English Language Institute
Volume 110, Issue 11
November 20, 2009
IMPORTANTNOTE #2: The
registration takes about an hour. No
one will be allowed to leave until it is
finished and we have matched your IDs
to your forms and we have taken them
all and counted them. Please do not
make any plans that may conflict with
IMPORTANT NOTE #3:
Everyone, bring A PICTURE ID AND
A NUMBER 2 PENCIL to registration.
We do not have enough pencils to give
each person one.
r Attendance and End of Term
remember how important it is to
attend all your classes even as the
term winds down. Take advantage
of the remaining time you have here
at the ELI to practice and study
English! We will also soon be
asking for your feedback on our
classes, so please be sure to be there
r Part-time students and TOEFL:
Part time students, don't forget-if
you wish to take the ELI TOEFL
with the other students, you must
actually sign up for it in the ELI
Main Office, Room 315. If you
have not already done so, please go
and sign up as soon as possible.
The ELI has reserved rooms Monday
through Thursday at 6th period (12:50
- 1:40). These rooms are available for
men's meditation or prayer from 12:50
- 1:15 and women's meditation or
prayer from 1:15 1:40. These are not
ELI classrooms, so we request that if
students take advantage of this space
they be sure to leave the room clean
and organized by 1:40. The following
rooms are reserved:
Monday: 219 Norman Hall
Tuesday: 278 Norman Hall
Wednesday: 219 Norman Hall
Thursday: 278 Norman Hall
If you have any questions or concerns,
please talk to Megan in the main
Next weekend we will be off celebrating
the Thanksgiving Holiday. The
following weekend, on Saturday,
December 5th, we will be going to St.
Augustine. Details will be on the
Activities Board and in the next issue of
The ELI Weeky.
The following are ELI birthdays from
November 20-December 3:
Happy Birthday, one and all!
Q: What's the
' between "must" and
A: There are actually lots of uses for
both words, but the most common use
for both of them is to talk about
obligation. lI.i r" means that there is
no choice-it's an absolute obligation.
"Should" means that the action is
advisable, but there is a choice.
Q: Do most Americansgo to church on
Christmas Day? If not, what do they do?
A: That's a difficult generalization.
Christmas is a big holiday in the US, but
not everyone in the US is Christian.
And of the people who are, many do not
attend church regularly. Generally
speaking, people who celebrate
Christmas in the US spend time with
their families and loved ones on
Christmas Day if they can.
Q: What don't they have water to drink on
campus that doesn't cost money?
A: They do. That's what the water
fountains are for. You'll find at least one
on most floors of most buildings here
on campus and in most public buildings.
Water straight out of the tap is perfectly
safe to drink here, but the water in the
fountains is even extra filtered for taste.
The greater danger for most of us lies
not in setting our aim too high and
falling short; but in setting our aim too
low, and achieving our mark.
U t English Language Institute
S UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA
English Language Institute
PO Box 117051
315 Norman Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-7051, USA
Phone: (352) 392-2070
Fax: (352) 392-3744