Archive for April, 2015

The Bread on the Table

Posted on: April 24th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Each year, students of the Belmont Methodist ESL program in Nashville write stories for their annual essay competition. In partnership with Nashville Public Television’s Storytellers project, these students are given the option of turning their stories into movies. In this video, Jeannette recalls the time her son was left alone with a delicious, desert quesadilla. The rest is history.

I’ve Got the Power

Posted on: April 24th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Each year, students of the Belmont Methodist ESL program in Nashville write stories for their annual essay competition. In partnership with Nashville Public Television’s Storytellers project, these students are given the option of turning their stories into movies. In this video, Maria’s view of American takes shape as she and her family find their place together in a new country.

A 15-Year Journey

Posted on: April 24th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Each year,  students of the Belmont Methodist ESL program in Nashville write stories for their annual essay competition. In partnership with Nashville Public Television’s Storytellers project, these students are given the option of turning their stories into movies. In this video, Mehtap tells the story of a “little lady” who demonstrates extraordinary resilience.  By taking chances and embracing change, she and her family have managed to thrive in the U.S. Today, Mehtap continues reaching for her goals. She was most recently accepted into Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Neurodiagnostic Technology (EEG) program. Congratulations Mehtap!

Only Two Pieces of Baggage: My Family and Me

Posted on: April 24th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Each year, students of the Belmont Methodist ESL program in Nashville write stories for their annual essay competition. In partnership with Nashville Public Television’s Storytellers project, these students are given the option of turning their stories into movies. In this video, Pedro brings the symbolism of the American flag to life as he describes his transition from Venezuela to the U.S.

New American

Posted on: April 24th, 2015 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Each year, students of the Belmont Methodist ESL program in Nashville write stories for their annual essay competition. In partnership with Nashville Public Television’s Storytellers project, these students are given the option of turning their stories into movies. In this video, Pilar chronicles her experiences as a new American.  Despite some initially difficult cultural adjustments, Pilar maintains an excellent sense of humor and shows us that hindsight can be hilarious.