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Belmont International English website last updated May 15, 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. 

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 .

It's Vacation Time!

We are now on summer vacation.  There will be no classes until we resume on Tuesday, September 3.  You may register for the fall semester at any time, by clicking on "registration" near the top of this page, but I will not be checking my email regularly until toward the end of summer, so I will not be able to respond to you promptly.  Even if you were in my class for the spring semester, I would appreciate it if you would register again. 

If you are not sure that you would fit in my class for moderately advanced students, I recommend that you register in person at the Belmont United Methodist Church, 2007 Acklen Ave., in Hillsboro Village, August 27-29 from 9 to 11 am.  You can take a placement test to see which class would best serve your needs.  Please do not register both on line and in person.  Register either place, but not both. 



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
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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