Trips and activities | Session 3 2020

Trips & Activities Session 3 2020Half of what you learn while in Delaware will be from your experiences outside of the classroom.

It is important to be involved, meet students from other countries and learn about American culture. This is why we offer trips and activities each session!

There are also many activities on campus that ELI students are permitted to attend. Be sure to check our Facebook page or Instagram @udel_eli to see what is happening each week!


What is happening at the ELI in Session 3?

Special activities and trips:


Hen Zone Evening Afternoon of Fun

Friday, January 10 | 2-4 p.m. | The Hen Zone in the Perkins Student Center map pin graphicFind on map

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Meet your classmates at the first event of the session–the Hen Zone Evening Afternoon of Fun!

Enjoy free food and games. The Hen Zone features games of all sorts: video games, foosball, air hockey, billiards, and more.

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Ice Skating

Friday, January 17 | 8-10 p.m. | Fred Rust Ice Arena map pin graphicFind on map

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Join us for a favorite winter past time, ice skating!

Entrance to the rink is free, but will need to bring ice skates or rent them for $4.

TIP: The Fred Rust Ice Arena is regularly open on the weekends and free with your UD student ID card. Check the website for hours and special events.

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Free bus trip to Washington, D.C.

Saturday, January 25

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There is so much to see in the U.S. capital city of Washington, D.C.!

Read about “8 Ways to Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Washington, D.C.”

This trip is free for ELI students. $20 for all others. Family and friends are welcome.

Reserve your space at the ELI Cashier’s Window at 189 W. Main Street, Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. A $20 cash deposit is required ($20 bills and smaller only, please), and will be returned to ELI students the day of the trip.

Bus schedule

  • Bus departs The Waverly | 500 Hamlet Way, Newark DE | 7:30 a.m.
  • Bus departs ELI | 318 S. College | 8 a.m.
  • Bus departs Washington, D.C. | 5:30 p.m.

Bus will drop off at these locations:

    • The Waverly | 500 Hamlet Way, Newark, DE
    • ELI | 318 S. College
    • INNternationale | 153 Courtney Place
    • George Read Hall, North Campus | 111 Christiana Drive

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UD Basketball vs. Towson University

Thursday, February 6 | 7 p.m. | Bob Carpenter Center map pin graphicFind on map

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Enjoy an evening of basketball as UD men’s basketball takes on Towson University.

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Valentine’s Day Dance

Thursday, February 13

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your classmates and friends at the ELI Valentine’s Day Dance!

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ELI Book Club

To be determined | SALC at 108 E. Main Street

Join the ELI Book Club this session and improve your English reading skills, vocabulary and fluency! With the ELI book club, you’ll get to read a new book every session, meet new people and learn more about American literature.

Participants meet at the SALC (108 E. Main St.) every week. The Book Club meets at a time that is convenient for everyone who signs up.

Sign up this week at the SALC at 108 East Main Street!

This club is open to students at R/W Level 3 and above.

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Writing Table

Monday-Thursday, 1-6 p.m. | SALC at 108 E. Main Street

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We can help you improve your writing at the Writing Table. Stop by the SALC at 108 E. Main Street Monday through Thursday between 1 and 6 p.m.

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Get Caught Speaking English at the ELI

You can earn prizes when ELI staff, faculty or tutors hear you speaking English outside the classroom!

If you get a ticket, you can give it to the front desk staff in one of the following buildings Monday to Friday:

  • 108 East Main Street
  • 189 West Main Street
  • 318 South College Avenue

You can hand in tickets for a small prize or save your tickets for gift cards.

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ELI Reading Challenge

Whoever reads the most books in one session will win a Starbucks gift card! This activity is happening throughout the session.

How to participate:

  • Read any book that you want.
    • Note: The book must be appropriate for your reading/writing level. If you are not sure about whether your book qualifies, ask an SALC staff member.
  • Go to the SALC (108 East Main Street) and pick up a Reading Challenge Form.
  • Complete the form (answer a few questions on it) and then submit it to the SALC staff.
  • Repeat!

If you have any questions, visit the SALC website or talk to an SALC staff member.

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Read With Me

New! Read With Me is a personalized, one-on-one reading program for ELI students at all levels.

No appointment is necessary! Just come to the SALC to practice and enjoy reading. Bring your own book or we will help you select a book at your level.

The SALC is open:
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Speaking appointments at the SALC

What a great way to practice your English! All session long, the SALC staff will be available to help you to practice your conversation skills. Simply sign up for an appointment here.

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