Belmont International English
website last updated February 24, 2017
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.
School Closings Due to Bad Weather
It's that time of year when there can be snow and ice sufficient to make driving dangerous.
All classes at Belmont follow the inclement weather schedule of Nashville Metro Public Schools. If they are
closed because of bad weather, we are closed. If they are open, we are open. The only difference is that we don't
open late. If we are not closed, we open on time.
Very early in the morning,
the radio and TV stations begin to announce school closings. Sometimes, our schools are called Metropolitan Nashville-
Davidson County Public Schools. Sometimes they are called Davidson County Schools. Sometimes they are called
Nashville Metro Schools. Don't be confused by these names. They all mean us. I will try to announce the
closings on this website, but I may not get the news as early as the radio and TV stations.
Our class for the fall semester, 2016. It's a wonderful
group. We have 16 different countries represented. In the front row are some of our wonderful volunteers: to
my right are Bob Brodie, Irene Boyd and Ellen McPherson, and to my left are Jo Church and Joyce Eyler. Because
of them, students have more opportunity to talk, presenting articles they have read to other small groups of students, with
native English speakers moderating discussions.
We have a new associate teacher for the spring semester.
Julie Zhi, an advanced student at Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University, will
be our associate teacher for the spring semester. We welcome Julie to our school and to our class.
Julie is helping Bo and Chen with some class exercises.
Move it, folks!
Jennifer gave us a presentation on how sitting too much is bad for you, and how valuable exercise is for our health.
Then, Valerio led us in some exercises to get our blood flowing to our brains.
Everyone seemed to enjoy Jennifer
and Valerio's program. 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
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.