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Belmont International English website last updated March 16, 2019.

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. 

Spring Break March 11-15

There will be no class on March 12 or 14.  We will all be on Spring vacation.  I hope you enjoy yourselves and come back on Tuesday, March 19, refreshed and eager to study English.

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 Metropolitan 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


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.   

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. 


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.       Frank Jones 724 Summerly Dr. Nashville, TN 37209