Belmont International English
website last updated November 12, 2017.
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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.
Tuesday, November 14, we will have a normal class. Thursday,
November 16, we will celebrate Thanksgiving Day. We will have class as usual until break. Then, about 10:00 or
10:30, we will go to our Community Center for the celebration. Of course, we will not have reports as usual on this
day. The teachers will have some American foods that are traditional for Thanksgiving: turkey, dressing, sweet
potatos, cranberry sauce, etc. The students will bring some food from their cultures to share. We have many things to
be thankful for, but we are mainly thankful that we have one another, and that we can be together to share food and fellowship.
The next week, November 21 and 23, we will have no classes. We will take a Thanksgiving
holiday. Class will resume Tuesday, November 28.
Our class for the fall semester, 2017. It's a wonderful
group. We have 16 different countries represented. In the front row are our associate teachers: to my right is
Agnes Zhang and to my left is Kin Sullivan. Because of them, students have more opportunity to have personalized
Go! Go! Go!
We are lucky to have
Mari Ogawa in our class. Mari is a cheerleader, and she really knows how to get a group fired up with lots of enthusiasm.
We had been sitting and talking too long, but Mari was able to get us out of our seats, on our feet, and moving fast. She
really got hearts pumping and blood flowing to our brains, and I think everybody learned better after her exercises.
enjoyed the opportunity to do some physical activity for a change.
The next week, Carmen really got the
room jumpin' with a Spanish dance. 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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