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Belmont International English website last updated November 20, 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 their teachers.
Belmont  International 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.

We Celebrate Thanksgiving

Belmont ESL classes celebrated Thanksgiving on November 20 in the Community Center 


 Our class had a good time together with the other classes for the Thanksgiving celebration.  We enjoyed tasting the traditional American food, as well as samples of food from many cultures.


Senior Pastor Ken Edwards welcomes our group. Of the many things we are thankful for today, one of the things we are most grateful for is the generous gift of these lovely classrooms and all the support that the members of the Belmont United Methodist Church provide for us. For almost fifty years, the BUMC has provided classrooms and material and moral support for our mission to teach English language and American culture to newcomers to America.

Mary Kaye and Dick, our fearless leaders.


Mary Jane and Cleatus are serving it up.


Mary Kaye and Christy are ready to serve.











Belmont welcomes Cuilu Shi (Lulu)

We are happy to have Lulu with us as an associate teacher.  She is taking advanced studies in education in Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University and will work with us as an associate teacher this semester. 


Lulu is teaching our class the passive voice


Lulu is helping Pedro, Sosci, Mehtap, and Joon Hyuk

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.

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.       Frank Jones 724 Summerly Dr. Nashville, TN 37209