Belmont International English
website last updated January 11, 2018.
Welcome to our website
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.
Weather related school closings
It's that time
of year when schools may be closed because of snow, ice, or other weather related problems. All classes at Belmont United
Methodist Church are on the same schedule as Nashville Davidson County Metropolitan schools. On the radio and television,
the schools may be called Nashville schools, Davidson County schools, City schools, or Metro schools. They all mean
the same thing. If Nashville Davidson County Metropolitan schools are closed, we are closed. If they are
open, we are open. The only difference is that we don't open late, even though Metro schools may open late. If
we are open, we are open on time.
The radio and
television stations announce school closing beginning very early in the morning. If bad weather is in the forecast,
listen to the news early in the morning, because they sometimes close schools in anticipation of snow or ice, even though
roads may look clear.
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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