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Belmont International English website last updated August 16, 2017.

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.

 Fall semester classes begin September 5!

I hope that you are all rested and ready to resume classes on September 5, the Tuesday after the Labor Day holiday.  As before, classes will be Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to noon.  Classes begin on time and end on time.  For my class for advanced and moderately advanced students, one may register online at any time.  Go to the "Registration " page and fill out the form.   I usually respond immediately to registrations, and will send you more detailed information on the classes.     For students in lower level classes, one must register in person at the Belmont United Methodist Church on August 29, 30, or 31.  If you are not sure which class will fit your needs best, I advise you to register in person. The teachers in both programs work closely together, and if you find the advanced class is too difficult, you can transfer to a lower level class.  If you find your class too easy, you can transfer to a more difficult class.  For more information about other Belmont classes, click on the link below.

Click here to go to Belmont United Methodist Church English classes


 Our class for the fall semester, 2016.  It's a wonderful group.  We have 16 different countries represented.  In the front row are some of our wonderful volunteers: to my right are  Bob Brodie, Irene Boyd and Ellen McPherson, and to my left are Jo Church and Joyce Eyler.  Because of them, students have more opportunity to talk, presenting articles they have read to other small groups of students, with native English speakers moderating discussions. 


We have a new associate teacher for the spring semester.

Julie Zhi, an advanced student at Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University, will be our associate teacher for the spring semester.  We welcome Julie to our school and to our class.  


Julie is helping Bo and Chen with some class exercises.


Move it, folks!
First, Jennifer gave us a presentation on how sitting too much is bad for you, and how valuable exercise is for our health.  Then, Valerio led us in some exercises to get our blood flowing to our brains.


Everyone seemed to enjoy Jennifer and Valerio's program.  In addition to getting the blood flowing, it got everyone in a good mood.

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
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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