Belmont International English website last updated September 14, 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
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.
Fall semester is about to begin.
Are you ready?
I have had a wonderful summer, and I'm relaxed
and rejuvenated, and ready to begin again. I am really looking forward to seeing some old friends, and to meeting new
students, too. Our first day of class will be Tuesday, September 16. We will begin at 9 a.m. as usual, in the
same place, room 203 at Belmont United Methodist Church, 2007 Acklen Ave. , in Hillsboro Village, near Vanderbilt.
You may register on line at any time. It appears that enough former students are registering that we will have
a separate Monday class for those who have been in my class before. We won't begin Monday class until the 22nd, but
I encourage all students, new and former students, to come on Tuesday the 16th so we can get organized.
During the summer, I encourage all of you to read. All of you should have a library card, and
should make full use of it. Talking is the best way to improve your English, but reading is a very good way to enlarge
your vocablulary and to become accustomed to American word order. I look forward to seeing some of you in the fall,
as well as meeting many new students. Thank you all for teaching me, as I teach you. I learn so much from my students.
Best wishes, Frank
Belmont ESL Writes!
In May, the authors from the Belmont International English and Belmont ESL programs had their works read by volunteer
readers in front of an attentive audience. From the many essays submitted, twenty five were chosen. It was a difficult
job for the judges, because all of the writing was excellent.
BIE's four winners: Maria Fomicheva (Russia),
Hiromi Johke(Japan), Khadijeh Dastvan(Iran), and Rita Szantay(Hungary)
Rita Szantay, one of our winners, with Carlos Sanz, a multilingual
dear friend of our program and frequent volunteer.
Carlos, with winners and classmates.
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.