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Belmont International English website last updated November 14, 2018.

Welcome to our website
 
This site has been created as a medium for teachers and adult students of English
for speakers of other languages to use to share experiences. It is designed primarily
for intermediate to advanced students and their teachers. 

Thanksgiving Holidays

Next Thursday,  November 15, we will have regular class before the break at 10:30.  Then, instead of having reports, we will go to the Community Center to celebrate Thanksgiving.  The teachers will bring traditional American food (turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, etc.) and students will bring food from their cultures to share.  We will finish at noon, as usual. 

The following week, November 19 - 23, there will be no classes.  Classes will resume Tuesday, November 27, at the usual time.   

School Closings due to bad weather 

We are approaching that time of year when we might have snow or ice or other severe weather conditions. Our school will follow the same bad weather schedule as Nashville-Davidson County Metropolitan public schools. If Metro schools are closed, we are closed. If Metro schools are open, we are open.

The formal name of our schools is Nashville- Davidson County Metropolital Public Schools. On television, our schools are sometimes called Metro Schools, sometimes called Davidson County Schools, sometimes called Nashville Schools. All these mean the same thing. If we are open, we will start on time. That is, if it is announced that Metro schools will open one hour late, we will still open at 9 a.m.

Almost all local television and radio stations will start announcing school closings very early in the morning. You may listen to the radio or television, or you may follow the following link to go to the web site of Weather Channel 4.

Click here to go to channel 4 school closings

Registration for spring semester 2019

 We have six levels, from beginner to advanced. For all but the advanced class, one must register in person and take a placement test to see which class will best meet your needs. Registration will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 8, in the community center of the Belmont United Methodist Church, 2007 Acklen Ave., at the corner of Hillsboro Road and Acklen Ave. The community center is a separate building on the west side of the church (the side away from town).  Students who feel comfortable in an advanced or moderately advanced class can register online.  Click on "registration" on this page to go to the registration form.  Fill this out and submit it.  If you don't get a response within a day or two, call or email me. 

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We have a very congenial group from many different countries.  In the front row are our wonderful volunteers.  Next to me is Sherry Loller, then Joyce Eyler, Ellen McPherson, Joan Nicoll, Irene Boyd, and Sally Tiven.  On the end is Jinjing Meng, our associate teacher from Peabody.   

Associate teacher from Peabody

Jingjing Meng is an advanced student in the Peabody College of Education of Vanderbilt University.  We are pleased to welcome Jingjing to our class. She will be working with us for the fall semester. 

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Jingjing is explaining a grammatical point to the class.

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Jingjing is clarifying a point for Natalia and Nataly.

We work hard, but we have fun, too.  Language is an integral part of life, and we enjoy working together, playing together and talking together .

Various topics are discussed on the pages of this site. To find the topic you are
interested in and to download material, click on the "Topics" heading in the navigation
bar in the upper left corner of this page.

About Belmont International English 
 
An English language school for international students has been in operation at the Belmont United Methodist Church since 1966. 
 
Through the generosity of the church members, around four thousand students from many countries have been helped to improve
 
their proficiency in English and their understanding of American culture.  
 
We welcome new students.  We work hard, but we have fun, too. 

Director 

The director of Belmont International English is Dr. Frank Jones. Dr. Jones received the M.D. degree from the University of Tennessee in 1958,

the M.S. degree in Orthopedic Surgery from the Mayo Graduate School of the University of Minnesota in 1967, the M.A. degree in French from

Vanderbilt in 1995, and the M.Ed. degree, with emphasis on ESL, from Tennessee State University in 2000.  He has been teaching English since

his retirement from practice in 1998.

www.belmontenglish.org       Frank Jones 724 Summerly Dr. Nashville, TN 37209