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Belmont International English website last updated November 12, 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.

 Thanksgiving Celebrations

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 instruction.


 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.


 Everybody 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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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