Belmont International English website last updated July 29, 2014
Welcome to our web site!
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
English, an advanced class with emphasis on oral communication, is only one of the English classes supported by the generosity
of the Belmont United Methodist Church. There are also English classes for beginner and intermediate English learners
at the church. For more information on these classes, click on the link below.
Click here to go to the Belmont ESL web page.
The spring semester is finished
We have had a wonderful year, and I will miss you all very much, but I am looking forward to
traveling and relaxing during our summer break. Class will resume on September 16. You may register on line
at any time. Depending on who registers, I may have a separate Monday class for those who have been in my class before.
During the summer, I encourage all of you to read. All of you should have a library card, and should make full use of
it. Talking is the best way to improve your English, but reading is a very good way to enlarge your vocablulary and
to become accustomed to American word order. I look forward to seeing some of you in the fall, as well as meeting many
new students. Thank you all for teaching me, as I teach you. I learn so much from my students. Best wishes,
Belmont ESL Writes!
In May, the authors from the Belmont International English and Belmont ESL programs had their works read by volunteer
readers in front of an attentive audience. From the many essays submitted, twenty five were chosen. It was a difficult
job for the judges, because all of the writing was excellent.
BIE's four winners: Maria Fomicheva (Russia),
Hiromi Johke(Japan), Khadijeh Dastvan(Iran), and Rita Szantay(Hungary)
Rita Szantay, one of our winners, with Carlos Sanz, a multilingual
dear friend of our program and frequent volunteer.
Carlos, with winners and classmates.
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.