English Language Institute http://sites.udel.edu/eli "Your home for excellence in English teaching." Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:09:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://sites.udel.edu/?v= Daylight Savings Time – change your clocks! http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/10/30/daylight-savings-time-change-your-clocks/ http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/10/30/daylight-savings-time-change-your-clocks/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:09:29 +0000 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/?p=6917

Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday, November 2nd – this means that on Saturday night before you go to sleep, you must change your clocks to turn them 1 hour behind! (Smartphones and computers will usually change automatically on this day)

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TOEFL Prep Class: II14 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/10/29/toefl-prep-class-ii14/ http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/10/29/toefl-prep-class-ii14/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:10:22 +0000 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/?p=6914 Continue reading]]>

The first TOEFL class will be Thursday, November 6th, 2014.
The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:45 – 7:15 pm

Students must be at level four or higher in both classes to sign up.
Students can sign up at the ELI cashier’s window (189 West Main Street) Monday through Friday 2:00-5:00pm.
Students will be informed of the location of the class when they sign up. 

The book is Longman Preparation Course for the TOEFL, and it is available in the UD bookstore. Students should bring the book to the first class.

Toefl prep class II14

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University Application Workshops: Session II14 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/10/29/university-application-workshops-session-ii14/ http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/10/29/university-application-workshops-session-ii14/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:07:25 +0000 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/?p=6911 Continue reading]]>

Are you planning to go to an American university? If so, attend these University Application Workshops to learn how to choose the right university for you, how to write your application essay, and how to improve your resume.

You can also request an appointment with Erin, ELI instructor and CAP adviser.

If you attend all three, you will receive a certificate!

University Application Workshops II 14

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ELI HALLOWEEN PICNIC http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/10/28/eli-halloween-picnic/ http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/10/28/eli-halloween-picnic/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:25:49 +0000 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/?p=6882 Continue reading]]>

This Friday, October 31st, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at 189 West Main Street the ELI will have the annual HALLOWEEN PICNIC!

Come in your costumes, as there will be a contest for the best ones! Wearing your costume is not required, but it is encouraged! You can make costumes, or buy them at a local Halloween costume store.

Halloween Store websites/locations:

Ideas for costumes:

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Pictures of past Halloween picnics at the ELI:

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A little information and history about Halloween:

Halloween is celebrated on October 31st every year. The holiday began as a Celtic festival from Ireland. It became more popular world wide with the start of the Christian holiday called All Saints Day. It is traditionally a holiday that is meant to ward off “evil spirits”. During the time of the Celtic traditions, people would carve out scary faces and figures in giant turnips, place a candle inside, and set in their windows to scare away evil ghosts and enemies on Halloween.

Now, the turnips have been replaced by orange pumpkins, but the carving tradition is still continued, as well as lighting the pumpkins on the night of Halloween. The traditional colors that are used for most decorations for Halloween are black and orange. There are certain characters that are associated with Halloween: ghosts, witches, skeletons, vampires, werewolves, bats and black cats.

Children in the U.S. often dress up in costumes, anything from the common characters listed above, to movie characters or anything they come up with! When they have their costume, they go “Trick or Treating” in their neighborhoods on the evening of Halloween, going door to door with bags collecting candy that is given to them. Adults dress up in costumes too, (but they don’t go Trick or Treating unless they are taking their children!) Usually adults dress up for costume parties and contests. Many try their best to be very creative or funny.

Other common activities, fun for all, that people do on Halloween include: carving pumpkins, making scarecrows, bobbing for apples (trying to pick apples out of a bucket of water with only your teeth!), and of course, eating candy…because adults love candy too!

Have fun if you go somewhere on Halloween, but be safe too!

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Opening Day Orientation for Session II14 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/10/26/opening-day-orientation-for-session-ii14/ http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/10/26/opening-day-orientation-for-session-ii14/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 03:59:39 +0000 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/?p=6854 Continue reading]]>

**Monday, October 27th is Opening Day Orientation for Session II14!**

New students: you must go to Trabant Multipurpose Rooms A and B, at 8:00 am to receive your schedule, get your books, and hear important information about your first session at the ELI.

Continuing students: you must go to Trabant Multipurpose Room C at 9:00 am.

All students, you must bring your UD Student ID card in order to receive your schedule.

Have a great start of the session!

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ELI Session I14 Graduation http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/10/20/eli-session-i14-graduation/ http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/10/20/eli-session-i14-graduation/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:54:11 +0000 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/?p=6816

This session’s ELI graduation will be Friday, October 24th from 3:30 – 6:00 PM in Mitchell Hall.

All are welcome to attend! Join us as we celebrate the achievements of ELI students!

ELI Session I14 Graduation

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Congratulations to the SALC All-Stars! http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/10/20/congratulations-to-the-salc-all-stars/ http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/10/20/congratulations-to-the-salc-all-stars/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:51:00 +0000 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/?p=6826

Please join us in congratulating this session’s SALC All-Stars!

“We had an incredible group of dedicated book club students this session and we look forward to welcoming them back next session.” – Nicole Servais


SALC All-Stars I14

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Tutoring Cluster Fair http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/10/16/tutoring-cluster-fair/ http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/10/16/tutoring-cluster-fair/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:09:30 +0000 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/?p=6822

Come out next Wednesday, October 22nd for the Tutoring Cluster Fair to find out about the tutoring clusters that the ELI offers!

Learn about new and old clusters, meet with the instructors, and sign up for one for next session!

Tutoring Cluster Fair

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Orientation Express Newsletter: Session I 2014, Week 6 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/10/10/orientation-express-newsletter-session-i-2014-week-6/ http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/10/10/orientation-express-newsletter-session-i-2014-week-6/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:04:18 +0000 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/?p=6808

The Orientation Express is the weekly e-newsletter for ELI students and our community.

Click here to see this week’s OREX.

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Philadelphia Trip http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/10/07/philadelphia-trip/ http://sites.udel.edu/eli/2014/10/07/philadelphia-trip/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 22:28:10 +0000 http://sites.udel.edu/eli/?p=6726 Continue reading]]>

This Saturday, October 11th is the ELI Philadelphia trip! Come see this historic U.S. city with your ELI friends.

The cost for the trip is $30. The bus will leave on Saturday at 8:00 AM from 318 South College Avenue, and then leave Philadelphia at 7:00 PM

You can purchase tickets at 189 West Main Street. The Cashier’s Window is open 2:00 – 4:50 PM.

There is a lot to do in Philadelphia! To plan your trip, here is a website you can visit to see all there is to do: http://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/

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ELI CAP Grad students at the Love Sign in Philadelphia – a great place to take pictures with your friends!

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