English Language Institute http://sites.udel.edu/eli "Your home for excellence in English teaching." Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:39:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://sites.udel.edu/?v=3.8.1.1 ELI CLOSED for Labor Day: Monday, September 1 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/08/27/eli-closed-for-labor-day-monday-september-1/ http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/08/27/eli-closed-for-labor-day-monday-september-1/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:58:34 +0000 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/?p=5996 Continue reading]]>

The University of Delaware and the English Language Institute (ELI) will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 for Labor Day. All offices will be closed, there will be no university classes, and ELI Orientation will resume on Tuesday, September 2. Please see the Orientation Schedule for Session I14 for more details about the ELI Orientation schedule.

 

labor_day_1024x768_jjv0Labor Day is a national holiday in the United States. It is celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a time for American workers to celebrate their efforts. It is also when most Americans mark the end of the summer. The holiday started in 1894, when the Central Labor Union in New York City campaigned for “a day off for the working citizens”. Working conditions were much harder back then, and there were few holidays and times for rest. Many people worked 12 hours a day, seven days a week. The original Labor Day celebrations were street parades and festivals for workers and their families. This became the pattern for Labor Day celebrations. There were also speeches by important men and women.

Today, most Americans view Labor Day as a day of rest and an opportunity to look at street parades. Many families have picnics or barbecues in the daytime and attend fireworks displays in the evening. There are many community events, often involving sports. Families with children often use the holiday to go on a final trip before school starts again in September. Labor Day is also an important date in the American sporting calendar. It marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons.

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Orientation Schedule: I14 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/08/27/orientation-schedule-i14/ http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/08/27/orientation-schedule-i14/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:45:15 +0000 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/?p=5975 Continue reading]]>

Session I 14, August 28–October 24, 2014

Below you will find the Orientation Schedule for all new ELI students, as well as for continuing ELI students, for Session I14. Please read the schedule carefully to be sure that you do not miss any important meetings or activities to prepare you for your new session at the ELI!

 

Thursday, August 28, 2014 – Location: Trabant A & B (#10 on your campus map)

7:45 am                  Vans will pick you up at the Nuevo Inn or Red Roof Inn and take you to Trabant.

8:00 am                  Registration (bring your passport, I-20 and health/immunization forms)

9:00 am                  Placement testing begins

12:00 pm                Pay your bill

* Pay with credit card: In the SALC (Computer lab) or Listening Lab (Room 108)

* Pay with cash, check, etc.: At the Student Services Building (30 Lovett Ave.), where we will take you on Friday on your campus tour

1:00 – 5:30 pm
Housing Move-in: ELI transportation will take students from 108 E. Main Street and 318 S. College to the hotels. Students will collect their suitcases; then, the vans will take them to Studio Green, West Knoll, Rittenhouse Station or the Retreat.

 

Friday, August 29, 2014 – Location: Trabant A & B (#10 on your campus map)

Wear comfortable shoes on Friday! You will walk for 2 hours on your campus tour.

7:45 am                      University shuttles will pick students up from housing locations

8:00 am                      Orientation presentation

10:00 am -
12:00 pm*                    Campus tour and ID check-in (all students are required to do this)

Bring these things with you: Passport, I-20, comfortable shoes. If you need to pay your bill with cash, check, etc. you will pay during your tour at the Student Services Building (30 Lovett Ave.)

1:00 pm                      University shuttles will take students back to housing locations.

*10:00 am – For students who did not test on Thursday: Late testing. We will take you to 108 East Main Street. You will do your tour after testing. An ELI van will take you to your hotel after you finish your tour.

**You must pay your bill this day in order to receive your schedule on Tuesday!!**

 

Monday, September 1, 2014 – ELI CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY!


Tuesday, September 2, 2014 – Location: Trabant A & B (#10 on your campus map)

7:45 am                   University shuttles will pick students up from housing locations

8:00 am                   Orientation – all new students are required to attend. Activities include:

1) Breakfast
2) Important presentations
3) Get your schedule; find out your ELI level

11:00 am                  Buy your books – we will take you to the bookstore

 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

8:15 am                     Classes begin. Be on time so you do not get marked late

3:30 – 6:30 pm              Retesting – Take your placement test again if you want to change your level.

RETESTING Location: Willard Hall 007 & 319 (#8 on your campus map)

 

 

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At the beginning of each academic year, members of the University of Delaware community gather together to celebrate new and returning colleagues, students, visiting scholars, and instructors who are joining us from countries around the world.

We invite you to attend the upcoming international welcome reception on Wednesday, August 27th at 4:00 p.m.

Click on the image for details and to RSVP.

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SALC All-Stars http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/08/21/salc-all-stars-2/ http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/08/21/salc-all-stars-2/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:46:39 +0000 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/?p=5947

Congratulations to the SALC All-Stars for Session VI 2014!

SALC

These students have excelled in their SALC activities this session, improving their English through extensive reading challenges and assignments.

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Bridge Info Meeting Today http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/07/28/bridge-info-meeting-today/ http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/07/28/bridge-info-meeting-today/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:40:25 +0000 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/?p=5896 Continue reading]]>

July 28,2014–Find out how you can start taking a university class for credit at UD while you’re still at ELI*!

Bridge Info Meetings- Fall 2014

All business and HRIM majors are encouraged to attend the Bridge meeting TODAY from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 206 at 108 E. Main St.

*Bridge is for undergraduate students both CAP and non-CAP in level VI for all majors and level V for students interested in engineering.

For more information about Bridge, visit our website: www.udel.edu/eli/bridge To apply for Bridge, click here: Fall 2014 Bridge Application

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Apply for an ELI Scholarship http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/07/25/apply-for-an-eli-scholarship/ http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/07/25/apply-for-an-eli-scholarship/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:15:42 +0000 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/?p=5892 Continue reading]]>

July 25, 2014–Did you know that the ELI gives away scholarships to students every session?

Scholarship details for I14

The ELI is one of only a small number of ESL centers in the USA that regularly provides scholarships to new and continuing students.

Please click on the image above for additional details about applying for a scholarship this session.

Additional scholarship details can be found on our website.

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July 25, 2014 — Learn how to write your Essay or Statement of Purpose for your university application! Come to the SALC (108 East Main Street) at 2:00 p.m. today for this informative and helpful presentation. Bring your questions so that our counselors can help you!

University

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New York City Trip – Tomorrow! http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/07/25/new-york-city-trip-tomorrow/ http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/07/25/new-york-city-trip-tomorrow/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:10:46 +0000 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/?p=5885 Continue reading]]>

The New York City Trip will take place on July 26, 2014. There is still time to get a ticket! Please come to the Service Window at 189 West Main Street to reserve your space on the bus. The window will be open today from 2:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.

Enjoy the Big Apple!

NYC image

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University Application Workshop TODAY http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/07/18/university-application-workshop-today/ http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/07/18/university-application-workshop-today/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:33:28 +0000 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/?p=5868 Continue reading]]>

July 18, 2014–Are you planning on applying for university in the United States?

 

University Students

If so, then the University Application Workshop Series is for you!  All ELI Students are welcome!

Workshop #1: Admissions Overview and How to Find a University

Time and place: 2:00 TODAY in the SALC at 108 East Main Street

  • Learn how to choose a university in the USA
  • Know what to expect in the admissions process
  • Get the information you need so you can start completing your applications

Questions? Contact Erin Bastien Solórzano (ebas@udel.edu).

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Beach Trip this Saturday! http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/07/15/rehoboth/ http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/07/15/rehoboth/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:10:56 +0000 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/?p=5844 Continue reading]]>

Rehoboth UpdateJuly 19, 2014 – Let’s go to the beach!

It’s time to get out your sun screen and you bathing suits! The ELI’s summer trip to Rehoboth Beach will happen on Saturday!

Rehoboth Beach is popular for its beautiful waters, pristine sand, its amusing boardwalk, and, of course, for tax-free shopping at the outlet malls. This is an area of Delaware that every visitor should experience!

Details:

  • Date: Saturday, July 19
  • Time:
    • The bus will leave the ELI location at 318 South College at 7:00 a.m.
    • The bus will leave the Boardwalk at Rehoboth Avenue at 8:00 p.m.
  • Price: $35
    • Purchase your ticket at the Service Window at the ELI (189 West Main Street) between 2:00 p.m. and 4:50 p.m.
    • Tickets are on sale now!

See you there!

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