Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Have you ever seen an international catwalk?

Runway or catwalk describes a narrow, usually flat platform that runs into an auditorium, used by models to demonstrate clothing and accessories during a fashion show.

The International Fashion show is this Thursday, November 17th! It's at 7-9 pm in the Perkins Student Center. Students will walk the runway in traditional clothing from different countries.

It's a great way to show off our many personalities in many different styles of clothing from many different countries.

It should be an event to remember, so make sure you're there!

~CarolAnn (CE)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Why English only?

There's a reason why the password in the SALC, the policy in the student lounge, and the phrase that comes out of the teachers' and tutors' mouths is
"English only."

So what's the reason?

It's not because we're mean or that we don't want you to talk to your friends. It's because we want you to practice your English language - that's why you're here, isn't it? - and it's because we want you to make friends with your fellow ELI students, even if they don't speak your first language.

Imagine taking all these language classes, and then never speaking English. You'd lose all your English ability! I know this is true, because it happened to me when I was learning Russian. I was okay at it for a while because I had to speak Russian in class a few times a week, but as soon as I stopped, my Russian went away. Don't let this happen to you!

We care about you and we want you to do well. So when you're in the ELI, please speak English!
And remember to have fun!

~CarolAnn (CE)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Why is a turkey like a ghost?

Here's a joke for you that's good for both Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Q: Why is a turkey like a ghost?

Because he's always a-gobble-in'!

Get it? Gobbling? Goblin?

Happy Holidays, everybody! And just a reminder: You do have classes on Wednesday, November 23rd, but they end early - at 3:30. You have no classes on Thursday (Thanksgiving day) or Friday (Black Friday). Enjoy the holiday!

~CarolAnn (CE)