Belmont International English
website last updated May 17, 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.
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
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.