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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. 

click here to play video introduction to Nashville and Belmont International English

Belmont International English website last updated July 26, 2020.

Online classes begin August 31

It is now official.  All in person classes are cancelled for the remainder of the year.  We hope to resume normal classes in January, but the future is uncertain.  Online classes for Belmont International English on Zoom will follow as closely as possible our normal teaching format.  We will meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 to 11 am.  If you would like to join us, go to the registration page and register.  There is no cost to attend these sessions.  Preference will be given to students in our geographic area, but if we have room, anyone who wants to participate may join.  There will be some homework.  We will read a book and discuss each chapter, and we will have some required written homework. Those who show interest by regular attendance and regular performance of homework will be invited to continue.  Online instruction is new to me, and there will necessarily be some experimentation.  I value your feedback, and I'll try to improve your experience as we progress together.   

Best wishes.  Stay healthy.  Frank 

Our online conversation group using Zoom is continuing
Right now, the conversation group is meeting for one hour twice a week.  If you are interested in joining this group, click on the link below between 9 and10 am CDT on Tuesday or Thursday.

Click here for link to conversation group Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 10am

Belmont United Methodist Church offers English classes at several levels

Click on the link below to access Belmont's English class page 

Click here for link to other Belmont ESL classes


Cheaper by the Dozen 

I enjoyed reading Parnassus on Wheels with you.  Our next boook is  Cheaper by the Dozen.  It is a humorous book about a couple, both efficiency engineers, who had twelve children.  It was written by two of the actual children, Frank Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey.  I think you'll enjoy it.   We'll talk about the first three chapters on Tuesday.  There is a lnk below to the entire text in .pdf format.  

Click here for link to .PDF file of complete text of Cheaper by the Dozen

If you like Jack London, I know you'll enjoy his novella, The Scarlet Plague.  

Click here to a link to the complete text (pdf) of The Scarlet Plague


March 21 was the birthday of Benito Juárez

He and Abraham Lincoln were contemporaries.  Both are heros of mine.  Juárez was president of México while Linclon was president of the United States.  Such a pity that these two great men never met.  Click below to read more about this remarkable man.

Click here to download biography of Benito Juarez


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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