Belmont International English website last updated November 14, 2018.
Welcome to our website
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jingjing is explaining a
grammatical point to the class.
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.