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Belmont International English website last updated May 17, 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.
 

Summer Vacation is Here!

May 18 is the last day of our spring semester.  We will have no summer classes.  Check "Other programs" on this page to search for an English class during the summer.  Unfortunately, there are not many of them, and some are expensive.  We will resume classes on September 5, the Tuesday after the Labor Day holiday.  For my class for advanced and moderately advanced students, one may register online at any time.  Go to the "Registration " page and fill out the form.   I usually respond immediately to registrations, but during the summer, I may be out of town, and may not be able to respond to you for several weeks.   For students in lower level classes, one must register in person at the Belmont United Methodist Church on August 29, 30, or 31.   The teachers in both programs work closely together, and if you find the advanced class is too difficult, you can transfer to a lower level class.  If you find your class too easy, you can transfer to a more difficult class.  For more information about other Belmont classes, click on the link below.

Click here to go to Belmont United Methodist Church English classes

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 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. 

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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.  

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Julie is helping Bo and Chen with some class exercises.

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Move it, folks!
First, 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.

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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
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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. 

Director 

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.

http://www.frankjones.org       Frank Jones 724 Summerly Dr. Nashville, TN 37209