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Belmont International English website last updated April 20, 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.

School Closings Due to Bad Weather

It's that time of year when there can be snow and ice sufficient to make driving dangerous.  All classes at Belmont  follow the inclement weather schedule of Nashville Metro Public Schools.  If they are closed because of bad weather, we are closed.  If they are open, we are open.  The only difference is that we don't open late.  If we are not closed, we open on time.

Very early in the morning, the radio and TV stations begin to announce school closings.  Sometimes, our schools are called Metropolitan Nashville- Davidson County Public Schools. Sometimes they are called Davidson County Schools.  Sometimes they are called Nashville Metro Schools.  Don't be confused by these names.  They all mean us.  I will try to announce the closings on this website, but I may not get the news as early as the radio and TV stations.


 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 .

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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